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221.667.13
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of Native Americans

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Dates:
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
Course Instructor :
Contact:
Kristen Speakman
Resources:
Description:

Provides a survey of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) health, via an interdisciplinary approach. Explores health and illness perceptions of AI/AN cultures, and considers approaches that blend traditional healing with Western and other methods. Participants learn about priority health issues in the core public health disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, social/ behavioral, environmental health, health policy/management; and how AI/AN populations and communities apply Indigenous perspectives.

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