410.660.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
MW 2:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Fannie Fonseca-Becker
    Teaching Assistant
    Grecia B. Vargas
  • Course Description
    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.
  • Course Objectives

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

    • Describe some of the known reasons for the health disparities gap specific to the Latino population
    • Evaluate the quality and limitations of existing measures to assess Latino health
    • Develop a conceptual model to guide the design, implementation and evaluation of health programs targeting the US Latino population.
  • Intended Audience
    Any student interested in understanding measures and predictors of health for the U.S. Latino population
  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation (present and lead discussion of assigned readings - 30%, participate in discussion - 10%); case study group presentation - 40%; final exam - 20%

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Method for Student Evaluation:

    (1) Present and lead discussion of assigned readings (30% of grade);

    (2) Participate in class discussion (10 % of grade) .

    (3) Group presentation of case study (40% of grade);

    (4) Final exam (20% of grade).

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  • Course Schedule

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