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HLTH_236_2008A_Syllabus - HLTH 236-599 Race Ethnicity...

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Sheet1 Page 1 HLTH 236-599 Race, Ethnicity, & Health (Web-based) Spring 2008 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. James Eddy, D. Ed., CHES Interim Department Head, Department of Health and Kinesiology College of Education and Human Development Texas A&M University Graduate Assistant: Traci Toone Office: G. Rollie White, 119A Office Hours: M-F 10a-2p and by appointment Phone: 979-847-9587 Fax: 979-862-2672 E-mail: [email protected] COURSE WEBSITE: http://ehealth.tamu.edu/moodle login in the website you will then type in your NetID and password, which is the same username and password for your NEO account. COURSE MATERIALS: h Required Text: Minority Populations and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States by Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Jossey-Bass, 2005. o ISBN: 0-7879-6413-1 h Articles will be available on the website. There is no charge to access the articles. h Video Lectures will be available throughout the semester. You will receive an e-mail in your NEO account when a new video lecture has been posted. TECHNICAL SUPPORT: h If you are experiencing any technical problems with the website please contact the health technical help desk at [email protected] This is the quickest way to receive assistance on issues regarding the website or software required for the course. REQUIRED SOFTWARE: h Java h Internet Explorer or Firefox h Windows Media Player h Once you arrive at this website you must click on hHLTH 236 h Race, Ethnicity, & Healthh. Then you will need to make sure that the hAuthentication Type is NetID (TAMU Students)h. To
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Sheet1 Page 2 NEO h Adobe Reader A DISTANCE STUDENTS: If you are completing this course outside of the Bryan-College Station area and will not able to take the exams on campus. Please contact [email protected] and we will assist you in arranging test proctoring. COURSE OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES: Race, Ethnicity, & Health (HLTH 236) course will explore in-depth the racial, ethnic, and cultural dimensions that underlie health and health disparities. Special attention will be paid to culture, social economic status, and governmental policies as they influence the adaptation of health practices. The aim of this course is to introduce students to important health issues that face individuals of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. This course will address and explore a range of issues related to the health status of various racial and ethnic groups. This is an introductory health course offered to all undergraduate students at Texas A&M University. As such, it is designed to provide a broad overview of the issues relating to health and healthcare access and the influences that these disparities have on the quality experienced by all persons in the United States. During the semester the course will include topics such as African American Health, American Indian and Alaskan Native Health, Health Care Access and Differences in Health, etc. For a full list of topics, please see the course lectures listed below: Upon completion of this course, each student will have attained these objectives: 1
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