HEALTH AND HOMELESSNESS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives1) Describe why homelessness is a public health problem that results from complex economic, social, health, and psychosocial factors. 2) Articulate the causes and consequences of homelessness from multiple perspectives, including the perspective of homeless individuals. 3) Describe the how health, mental health, and substance abuse needs and service options differ among heterogeneous homeless populations 4) Analyze the impact of local, state, and federal policies on homeless populations. 5) Propose solutions to address the inadequacy of resources and service systems that target homeless and poor populations. 6) Apply knowledge and skills by actively participating in the work of a community-based health organization with the explicit purpose of serving the homeless.
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 advocacy strategies.
All students interested in topic
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on participation in workshops, community site observational sessions, and a project/written report.
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
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