PH 300 Public Health Cultural Competency

This course examines issues of human diversity in relation to race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ability and their relationship to health disparities. Students will explore approaches to cultural competency in addressing health disparities with a focus on assessment of cultural factors that influence the population's use of the healthcare system, identifying areas of potential conflict between the population and health professionals, and the use of knowledge to create culturally competent public health programs and interventions.