PHS 32500 Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

This course builds on the student’s basic understanding of social determinants of health and health equity and provides didactic and experiential learning about the mechanisms by which health inequities embed themselves within community culture. The role of epigenetics in health disparities will be examined through the Lifecourse model. Mechanisms through which social determinants operate across the life course to influence health will be discussed. Evidence-based strategies for promoting health equity will be analyzed within the context of the principles of cultural competence, advocacy, and social justice introduced in entry level public health courses.




PHS 20000 and PHS 22000 with a C or better.