2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HSC 220 Population, Race, and Culture in Health Promotion

Explores the aspects of race and culture that influence health, public health policy, and the management and practice of healthcare. Among the aspects of U.S. culture that will be discussed are: race, ethnicity, gender, social class, and nationality. These cultural factors immediately impact patient-provider interaction, health and illness behavior, health care provider decision-making and ultimately impact health status. This knowledge will enhance students' ability to serve as educated citizen advocates for improving health of disadvantaged groups.

Prerequisite: HSC 180 and HSC 200, or permission of the department chairperson.