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Latino Health: Measures and Predictors

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

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% Presentation(s)
  • 10% Participation
  • 40% Group Presentation
  • 20% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required