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Advanced Topics in Social Work

SW713, Section 004

This course is taught by various members of the program faculty. Each version of the course has its own subtitle, some being offered one time only while others are repeated and may evolve into regular courses with their own course number and title.

Topic Description / Additional Information

This course examines disparities and inequities in acute, chronic, mental and physical health status and outcomes for diverse racial and ethnic groups in the United States. The life course health development (LCHD) framework and intersectionality and health equity (HE) perspectives are major organizing themes. Course content includes exploration of the socio-historical background and structural drivers (e.g., racism/White supremacy, sexism, colonialism) of health disparities/inequities and critiques of current explanatory models and frameworks (e.g., behavioral/lifestyle, Weathering Hypothesis, social determinants of health, structural factors, and systems perspectives). Students will gain an understanding of ethical and professional imperatives for confronting racial and ethnic health disparities/inequities and Social Work roles and strategies for their eradication.

Semester: Winter 2020
Instructor: Linda M. Chatters
Topic: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities/Inequities
U-M Class #: 33812
Time: Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2629 SSWB
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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