This DeCal will explore the origins and the concept of structural competency to develop understanding of societal structures leading to health outcomes. We will introduce ways to analyze upstream, structural factors, and issues that influence individual health and the practice of healthcare. Classes will include active discussion and activities to engage in various methods to understand the theoretical and real fundamental structural influences on social inequalities and health disparities. There will be readings about social-medical theory, healthcare policies, and case studies.
This course is recommended for anyone who's interested in health advocacy, healthcare, public policy, and activism!
Big learning questions: How do structures shape healthcare, patient interaction, medical education, healthcare practice? What levels of harm and benefit are people exposed to but are unaware of it? Why are social determinants not enough to address health disparities? How can we, as students, engage with structures?
We will engage with current events (COVID-19, BLM, etc.) as the course continues into the semester. Attendance will be required; however, if you'd like to take this course asynchronously, please email firstname.lastname@example.org! Learning in the class will rely on readings, short reading responses, participation in in-class activities, and an informal presentation.
|Sociology 198||Felix Pan, Phoebe Pham, Yena Song||39||Remote - Zoom||[W] 6:00PM-7:00PM||09/09/2020||Open||--||23524|