Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for LATINO HEALTH: MEASURES AND PREDICTORS (410.660.01), a course offered by the Department of Health Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Examines the measures and predictors of health for the U.S. Latino population. Students develop a conceptual model to better understand 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. Using case studies that take into consideration the heterogeneity of the Latino population, students learn key steps to design, implement, and evaluate health care programs to decrease the health disparities gap.
(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 health programs targeting the Latino population in the US.
Mon Wed 2:00 PM to 3:20 PM
Any student interested in understanding measures and predictors of health for the U.S. Latino population
Grading Policy: Class participation (present and lead discussion of assigned readings - 30%, participate in discussion - 10%); case study group presentation - 40%; final exam - 20%
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade