PAM 3180

PAM 3180

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course will examine how health disparities are defined and measured, sources of health disparities, and strategies to reduce health disparities. During the course students will learn of the complexities of factors that influence patterns of disease and health at multiple levels by analyzing studies of health outcomes, the social conditions that are related to the health of populations, and some of the mechanisms through which these patterns are produced.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2350. Recommended prerequisite: PAM 2101 or equivalent.

Distribution Category (D-HE, SBA-HE)

  • Be able to describe the patterns of health disparities and to explain why these patterns persist over time.
  • Be able to compare and contrast mechanisms through which social determinants of health may affect individuals' health status and health care.
  • Be able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of strategies for reducing health disparities.
  • Synthesize research reports to write effective summaries of the causes and consequences of health disparities and develop recommendations for research and policy.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 3180

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 10909 PAM 3180   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students will be prioritized off the waitlist in the following order: 1. PAM/HCP majors 2. PAM/HP Minors 3. by academic year (seniors first). For questions about the waitlist contact