HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
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Course DescriptionIntroduces the issues of homelessness and its relationship to health. Lectures, seminars, and community experience present factors leading to homelessness, myths about homelessness, barriers to accessing services, health problems that arise from homelessness, multidisciplinary approaches to health care from homeless persons, and advocacy strategies.
Additional Faculty Notes:
Introduces the issues of homelessness and its relationship to health. Lectures, seminars, and community experience present factors leading to homelessness, myths about homelessness, barriers to accessing services, health problems that arise from homelessness, multidisciplinary approaches to health care from homeless persons, and policy and advocacy strategies. The course includes a 12 hour practicum conducted over the term, outside of classroom time. Students, working in teams, select a site of their own choosing (a listing of the sites will be posted on CoursePlus) to conduct the practicum.
Intended AudienceAll students interested in topic
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation based on participation in workshops, community site observational sessions, and a project/written report.
Additional Faculty Notes:Class Participation: 20%Presentation: 20%Literature review/problem statement: 30%Final Project Report: 30%
Additional Faculty Notes:
None. All readings available through Courseplus
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Contact Information(from old syllabus)
Allysha Robinson (TA)
Course Objectives(from old syllabus)
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe why homelessness is a public health problem that results from complex economic, social, health, and psychosocial factors.
- Articulate the causes and consequences of homelessness from multiple perspectives, including the perspective of homeless individuals.
- Describe the health, mental health, and substance abuse needs and service options differ among heterogeneous homeless populations
- Analyze the impact of local, state, and federal policies on homeless populations.
- Propose solutions to address the inadequacy of resources and service systems that target homeless and poor populations.
- Apply knowledge and skills by actively participating in the work of a community-based health organization with the explicit purpose of serving the homeless.
- Understand homelessness in the context of Healthcare Reform and congressional mandates
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