Health Disparities Courses

The El Centro Research Training & Education Core (R-TEC) aims to support and nurture the next generation of health disparities scientists and culturally informed health care providers. We have compiled the following links to related coursework available through the School of Nursing & Health Studies and throughout UM that include a focus on Health Disparities.


Undergraduate Courses

The Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro encourages students to consider taking courses that relate to Health Disparities or Health Disparities research. The following undergraduate courses are offered at UMSONH and cover content in these areas:

NUR301 Human Sexuality and Vulnerable Populations
3.00 credits, Fall
The study of human sexuality via multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives and research.

NUR303 HIV/AIDS and Health Maintenance for Health Care Providers
3.00 credits, Offered By Announcement Only
Definition, diagnosis, management, and care of diverse patient populations with HIV
infection and AIDS.

NUR305 Issues in Health Disparities
3.00 credits, Spring
This course will be an introduction to the general research on health systems and
health disparities.

NUR461 Health Disparities Research Practicum
1.00 - 4.00 credits,  Arranged
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to participate in health disparities research under the supervision of an El Centro associated faculty.

NUR487 International Health: Transcultural Nursing
3.00 credits, Winter and Summer Intersession
This course will allow students to apply and synthesize basic science knowledge and skills that foster ethical, legal and culture specific health care in a foreign country.

HCS/BPH 487 Global Health Practicum
3.00 credits, Winter Intersession
This course is designed to offer students a global perspective of community health and health systems and participate in community health activities in a foreign country.

HCS/BPH 310 Global Health
3.00 Credits, Spring
Introduction to the concepts of global health and the critical links between public health and social and economic development.

HCS/BPH 321 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
3.00 Credits, Fall
The focus of this course is on the understanding and implementation of strategies aimed at promoting health and preventing disease.

HCS/BPH 419 Contemporary Health Issues in South Florida
3.00 Credits, Fall
This course will provide students with an in-depth look at public health topics relevant to vulnerable communities in South Florida.

Other courses addressing health disparities are offered throughout the University of Miami. Please refer to the academic bulletin for a complete list of these.
http://www.miami.edu/index.php/academicbulletin/ 


Graduate Courses

The Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro encourages students to consider taking courses that relate to Health Disparities or Health Disparities research. The following courses are offered at UMSONH and cover content in these areas:

NUR661 Health Disparities Research Practicum
1.00 - 4.00 credits,  Arranged
This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to participate in health disparities research under the supervision of an El Centro associated faculty.

NUR 657 Population-based Health and Health Care Disparities
3.00 Credits, Fall
This course is an overview of knowledge from nursing, public health and other disciplines for population based assessment. The importance of cultural and ethical dimensions in program development is included.

NUR 656 International Health
2.00 Credits, Fall
This course covers diverse topics that affect the health of the population and advanced practice nursing internationally.

Other courses addressing health disparities are offered throughout the University of Miami. Please refer to the academic bulletin for a complete list of these.
http://www.miami.edu/index.php/academicbulletin/


Cognates

A cognate is a group of at least three related courses for at least 9 credits that students take in fulfillment of the University of Miami’s General Education Requirements. El Centro has contributed to the development of two cognates. These include:

Cultural and Social Dimension of Health and Disease (Area of Knowledge:  People and Society)

Research Methods in Nursing and Health Studies (Area of Knowledge: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics )

For more information on cognates please refer to http://www.miami.edu/index.php/registrar/cognates/