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Seminar in Health Disparities

East Baltimore
2nd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Monday, 3:30 - 5:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
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
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