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Seminar in Health Disparities

East Baltimore
2nd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 5:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Darrell Gaskin

Addresses the nature of racial and ethnic disparities in health status and introduces the research literature on race disparities. Develops an annotated bibliography of research on a minority health topic selected by the class and produces a literature review on that topic.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify demographic and epidemiological patterns in health status by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status
  2. Identify racial/ethnic disparities in access and quality of health care
  3. Identify theories explaining racial/ethnic disparities in health status and healthcare access and quality
  4. Identify conceptual models and frameworks for reducing and/or eliminating health status and healthcare disparities
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Final Paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the onsite section of a course that is also offered virtually. Students need to commit to the modality for which they register