Sep 27, 2022
HSC 440 - Global Health and Disability
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
Global health from the perspective of people with disabilities. Eighty percent of people with disabilities live in developing countries. Reflecting an awareness of the needs of fifteen percent of the world’s population, an estimated one billion people.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better; and HSC 315.
Equivalent Quarter Course: HSC 3100.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Apply disability perspectives in the context of global public health.
- Understand challenges that both resource poor nations and the developed world face in accommodating the health care needs of people with disabilities.
- Analyze culturally aware global health research and development practices from a program evaluation perspective.
- Recognize how intersectionality influences the lived experience of disability in a global context (e.g. race, socioeconomic status, gender) including the ability to access resources to maintain health or receive treatment.
- Appraise how the health of people with disabilities can be improved via the implementation of specific policies and programs or the addition of new technology.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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