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Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health

Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: PUBH.6270;

Course Description

The course explores the relationship between social and economic justice and public health. Focusing primarily on the U.S., the forces that either establish and exacerbate or prevent socioeconomic inequities will be analyzed to understand the intricate links between social, behavioral, physical, and biological determinants of health. Several theoretical orientations will be reviewed in order to better understand how each frames research and public health strategies that have been used to address health inequalities. Students will be able to competently articulate the relationships between social and health inequalities. They will be able to explain the strengths and limitations of different theoretical orientations to these issues and frame the policy needs to positively reduce health disparities.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: CSCE Graduate Restrictions
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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