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Latino Health: Measures and Predictors

4th term
Health Behavior and Society
3 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Maria Carrasco

Examines the measures and predictors of health for the US Latino population. Learns 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. Learns key steps to design, implement, and evaluate health care programs working to decrease the health disparities gap faced by Latinos in the US, by using case studies that take into consideration the heterogeneity of the Latino population.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe some of the known reasons for the health disparities gap specific to the Latino population;
  2. Evaluate the quality and limitations of existing measures to assess Latino health;
  3. Develop a conceptual model to guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs targeting the Latino population in the US.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.