Our class uses Open Education Resources (OER) in replacement of the textbooks and is therefore a Zero Cost course. This means there is no textbook students need to purchase. All materials are on the course website. While this is an OER/Zero Textbook Cost course, however, we will look at and listen to a few chapter sections from several texts throughout the course to inform us on the basic knowledge related to health disparity related topics. Additional readings are listed on the OER's "Readings" page.
A comprehensive, multideterministic perspective of health disparities in the United States. The multiple factors that interact to produce health disparities within populations including access, utilization, and quality of health care services, biological/genetic factors, culture/ethnicity and their impact on health status, environmental and occupational factors that affect health status, lifestyle factors, psychological factors, sociodemographic factors, and socioeconomic status. The student will develop skills necessary to critically review health disparity research, (Not open to students who have taken Health and Nutrition Sciences 2184- Health Disparities in the United States: A Multideterministic Perspective course number and description can be found in the 2011-2012 bulletin
Pre-requisite(s): Health and Nutrition Sciences 1100 [6.1]
By the end of this course students will be able to: