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410.660.01 Latino Health: Measures and Predictors

Health Behavior and Society
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Maria Carrasco
Course Instructor s:

Examines the measures and predictors of health for the U.S. Latino population. Students develop a conceptual model to better understand how psychosocial and other individual-level factors, as well as socio/political, community, and health care delivery factors, influence an individual’s success in accessing the health care system in a sustainable manner. Using case studies that take into consideration the heterogeneity of the Latino population, students learn key steps to design, implement, and evaluate health care programs to decrease the health disparities gap.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand health disparities affecting the U.S. Latino population
  2. Identify the measures and predictors of health for the U.S. Latino population
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (present and lead discussion of assigned readings - 30%, participate in discussion - 10%); case study group presentation - 40%; final exam - 20%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required