AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS Syllabus

221.667.13 | AY 2013-2014 - Winter I Term | 3 Credit(s)
MTWThF 8:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe the epidemiological, socio-economic, political, environmental and other factors that influence the health of American Indian and Alaska Native populations
    • apply interdisciplinary approaches to address these health issues
  • Course Description

    Surveys the health status of American Indians and Alaskan Natives, including their special genetic, cultural, social, and biomedical characteristics. Examines Indian culture, relation of the individual to the group, and Indian concepts of health and disease, emphasizing the blending of traditional Indian healing with modern Western methods.

  • Intended Audience

    Recommended for Indian Health Service (HIS) employees and Internet students providing services to Native Americans.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: One group project, one short quiz.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • 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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.