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Seminar in Health Disparities

2nd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
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
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2023
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 online section of a course that is also offered onsite. Students need to commit to the modality for which they register