PHLH 310
Equity in Health Fall 2021
Division II
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Equity in health has been defined as inequalities in health outcomes based on irrelevant social characteristics. The Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 highlight equity in health as a main focus and key to achieving social sustainability. This course will introduce students to the concept of equity in health, and discuss the theoretical underpinnings of the pathways to unequal health outcomes. The social determinants of health and how they translate to uneven outcomes will be explored and discussed. There will also be a special focus on gender and gender-based violence as a driver of ill health. How to reduce inequity in health will be discussed and debated. Readings will involve some of the classic texts on health equity as well as recent explorations of the area.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 1636
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly short reflection papers and one final paper (10-12 pages)
Prerequisites: PHLH 201 Dimensions of Public Health or Permission of Instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Public Health Concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PHLH Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health
PHLH Social Determinants of Health

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