Health_221.01_SFSU_MHA_Syllabus_Final - HED 221.01: Health...

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HED 221.01: Health and Social Justice Metro Academies of Health Fall 2010 Health Education Department at San Francisco State University in collaboration with the SFSU English Department and the Health Education Department at City College of San Francisco Instructor and Classroom Support Information Savita Malik, MPH, EdD (c) E-mail: [email protected] I prefer to be contacted by email, and you will usually get a faster response from me that way. If you prefer the phone, please leave me a voicemail and I will return your call within 48 hours. Phone: 415-405-0470 Office : HSS 301 Office Hours: Mondays: 11:00 to 1:00 pm and Thursdays: 1:00 to 3:00 pm or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Mariam Wilson, MPH (c) Email: [email protected] Counseling Intern : Kimberly Davalos, MA (c) Email: [email protected] Course Listing Health 221 meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:10 to 9:25 am in HSS 304 Learning Community Information Health 221 is part of a learning community with the following English class: Instructor: Nathan Wirth, MA Email: [email protected] Office: Humanities 584 Phone: 415-405-2520 English 214 Tuesday and Thursday from 9:35 to 10:50 am in HUM 374 Course Description Health Education 221 is part of the Metro Academy of Health sequence. This course is open to other learners as well. The Metro Academy of Health is a transfer program in Health Education featuring learning communities and support to students to complete four general education courses required for transfer. In Metro, learners will become strong advocates for community health and social justice by learning to write effectively, speak powerfully, and think critically about public health concerns. S. Malik; Health Education 221; Fall 2010 1
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In this course, we will explore the role of social and economic injustices as root causes of the uneven distribution of disease across population groups according to class, race and gender. Learners will be exposed to the research documenting the strong relation between social and economic inequities and health inequities. A series of cutting-edge documentary films addressing contemporary health issues will provide a framework to discuss social and economic changes that would successfully improve the health status of all segments of society. Learners will explore the importance of community in creating lasting social change, thereby improving the health of the society they inhabit. In addition, learners will reinforce general education skills and will continue using AVID ® learner success strategies throughout the course. Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, learners will: 1) Describe disparities in health outcomes in the U.S. by race, socioeconomic status and gender. 2)
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course HED 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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