410.629.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Chris Beyrer
    Tonia Poteat
    Daniel Siconolfi
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Assess what is known and unknown in LGBT health research
    • Discuss social, historical, and contextual factors that have shaped LGBT health
    • Critically read public health literature related to LGBT health
    • Apply an ecological perspective to LGBT health, identifying individual, social, community, and societal influences on the health and health behaviors of LGBT individuals
    • Identify and compare examples of effective public health interventions for LGBT populations
  • Course Description
    Introduces constructs of sexual orientation and gender identity in the context of public health. Explores historical, epidemiological, and social perspectives related to the physical and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and communities. Orients students to current and historic epidemiological and contextual issues that shape what is known about LGBT health, presents an overview of LGBT health disparities and interventions, and develops a foundation for critical thinking about LGBT health research and intervention potential.
  • Intended Audience
    Graduate students interested in the topic.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Class attendance and active participation in discussions (1/3), a mid-term paper (1/3), and a final paper (1/3).
  • Prerequisites

    340.601 or 340.751, or permission from the instructors

  • 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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