UMD HLSA 611 Entire Course
University of Maryland HLSA 611 Introduction to Health Equity Entire Course
The emerging field of health equity is concerned with understanding the causes and consequences of social disparities in population health. This course is designed to expose students to the foundational issues in health equity from a variety of perspectives. Through weekly meetings and discussions, students will develop familiarity with the major literature in the field of health equity. The course is divided into three sections: (1) Understanding Addressing Health Disparities; (2) Disparity Populations; and (3) Solutions in Health Equity. Students will gain an understanding of the dimensions and sources of health inequality, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nativity, and sexual minority status. Current policy debates and recent policy developments related to health equity are also briefly discussed.
Note: This entire course includes discussions, assignments, course projects, and exams.