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Prerequisites: MPH, MSPH or HSA students only or instructor's consent.
This course will consider disease and illness within socio-cultural contexts. Emphasis will be placed on the ethical, behavioral, psychological, social, cultural, political and economic factors that influence the prevention/treatment of medical and public health problems and theories of health behavior that inform public health practice. The student will develop abilities to assess population needs that affect communities’ health, form effective communication strategies and develop important cultural competence in communicating public health content. Furthermore, students will be able to demonstrate the means by which structural bias, social inequalities and racism undermine health equity at organizational, community and social levels.