University of Michigan

Social Determinants of Health

This course is part of The Influence of Social Determinants on Health Specialization

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Cleopatra Caldwell

Instructor: Cleopatra Caldwell

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What you'll learn

  • Examine social, economic, and political factors that contribute to health inequalities.

  • Explore innovative ways to reduce disparities in health when the goal is to achieve health equity.

  • Practice skills involving cultural humility, deliberative dialogues and professional self-assessments.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
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16 hours (approximately)
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Prepare for a degree

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we introduce the concepts of health disparities and health equity, and we examine the historical factors that led to the health disparities we see today.

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5 videos7 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module we describe three conceptual frameworks and we examine how they can be usefully applied to understand disparities in mortality and morbidity and to achieve health equity.

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3 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module we apply the social determinants of health framework to the healthcare system, immigration status, and sexual identity, paying special attention to unconscious bias.

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3 videos4 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module we dive deeper into racism and discrimination, as well as culture, gender and power, and we examine how we can achieve health equity by changing the structures that reproduce bias and harm health.

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6 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

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4.8 (14 ratings)
Cleopatra Caldwell
University of Michigan
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