301.615.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
M 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Thomas LaVeist
    Roland Thorpe
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify demographic and epidemiological patterns in health status by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status
    • identify racial/ethnic disparities in access and quality of health care
    • identify theories explaining racial/ethnic disparities in health status and healthcare access and quality
    • identify conceptual models and frameworks for reducing and/or eliminating health status and healthcare disparities
  • Course Description
    Students learn the nature of racial and ethnic disparities in health status, and become familiar with the research literature on race disparities. Students responsible to do all readings, contribute an annotated bibliography of research on a minority health topic selected by the students (with consent of the instructor) and produce a literature review on that topic.
  • Intended Audience
    Doctoral and masters students (including MPH) in HPM, PFHS, Epi and all other departments
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on class participation, one class presentation, one annotated bibliography and an 8-12 page literature review.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

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