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Seminar in Disability Health Research

East Baltimore
4th term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Mindy Dmuchowski

What is disability and how does it impact the health of persons with disability? What barriers do persons with disability face that may impact health and health research? What areas must be addressed to improve the health and lives of persons with disability?

Examines disability and disability health within the context of public health research and policy to advance equity. Discusses the origins and current landscape of disability health research from the perspectives of key stakeholders, inclusive of researchers, advocates, policy makers, and persons with disability.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define disability and contrast varying disability models, including medical and social models
  2. Describe health inequities in the disability community
  3. Describe and compare historical and current policies that impact persons with disability
  4. Identify barriers to inclusion of persons with disability in research
  5. Investigate high priority areas in disability research, including data to address inequities
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Peer-feedback
  • 50% Final Paper
  • 20% Presentation(s)
  • 10% Discussion

Instructor Consent:

No consent required