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221.667.13 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of Native Americans

International Health
Winter Inst. term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Mon 01/13/2020 - Fri 01/17/2020
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Kristen Speakman
Course Instructor s:

Surveys the health status of American Indians and Alaskan Natives, including their special genetic, cultural, social, and biomedical characteristics. Examines Indian culture, relation of the individual to the group, and Indian concepts of health and disease, emphasizing the blending of traditional Indian healing with modern Western methods.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiological, socio-economic, political, environmental and other factors that influence the health of American Indian and Alaska Native populations
  2. Apply interdisciplinary approaches to address these health issues
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 20% Small Group Discussion and Presentation
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 40% Final Paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required