University of Washington School of Public Health
Winter Course 2018: UCONJ 550 - Healthcare in Underserved Communities
Winter 2018 Course Offering: UCONJ 550 - Healthcare in Underserved Communities
SLN: 21647; 1 credit
Lecture meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:20pm
Location: Health Sciences K-069
Instructor: Jocelyn James, MD
This is a course organized by a multi-disciplinary effort of UW health sciences students.
This course is designed to give graduate/professional students in the health sciences an introduction to the health-related issues faced by underserved populations. The course will focus on understanding the demographics of underserved communities, the structural barriers to health care, and resources available in the Seattle area. Credit/no-credit
Each week we will invite guest speakers from the community to talk about a broad range of topics including: human trafficking, homelessness, LGBTQI populations, refugee and immigrant healthcare issues, racial and ethnic health disparities, mental health, substance abuse, and rural healthcare.
- Promote knowledge and understanding of the diversity of medically underserved communities
- Increase awareness of issues and challenges facing medically underserved communities
- Further students’ understanding of what it means to care for underserved communities
- Provide service learning opportunities focused on underserved communities
- Foster students’ desires to work with underserved communities in the future
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