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Latino Health: Measures and Predictors

Course Status

East Baltimore
4th Term
Health, Behavior and Society
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Friday, 1:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
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
Special Comments

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