Health Education 325

HLTH 325: Diversity of Health in the United States

Pre or Co-requisite: HLTH 300 and minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours: (3)

Discusses health-related inequalities and controversies related to the health of priority populations in the United States. This course may be used to meet requirements for the minor in Women’s Studies.

Detailed Description of Content of the Course

This course provides students with an understanding of health issues for minority and other populations in the United States. A Health Education Specialist must understand diversity in health and health-related inequalities and inequities among different population groups. This course will provide insight into how selected populations view health, use health resources, and are affected differently by diseases and disabilities than other groups. It will also discuss approaches to address inequalities and inequities in health behaviors, health status, and access to healthcare.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students shall gain knowledge through lecture, group discussion, and service learning.

Goals and Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students shall be able to:

1) Describe the importance of understanding cultural diversity for promotion of health.
2) Examine the health, health-related behaviors, health beliefs, access to care and health-seeking behaviors among various populations of interest.
3) Use models of community assessment and diagnosis.
4) Examine the health of rural and urban populations, and prioritize health concerns for these groups of the population.
5) Identify community-based agencies that focus on health issues of specific priority populations.
6) Describe how existing programs use culturally-appropraite strategies and materials to best serve priority populations.

Assessment Measures

Student learning will be assessed through one or more of the following methods:

* Exams
* Group assignments
* Projects
* Presentations

Other Course Information



Review and Approval

April 2006 reviewed by Beverly Zeakes
July, 2010
April 13, 2012 Revised
May, 2011
March 30, 2017