Look for the catalog of 2020-21IntroSems to roll out here in August.
Introduction to Cross Cultural Issues in Medicine
This seminar will introduce you to the field of sociology of health by examining key concepts such as ethnicity, immigration, health care service expectations, and language barriers. The purpose of this class is twofold. First, the course will provide you with insight on how cultural differences are of practical concern to the future health professional. Second, the seminar is designed to teach cross-cultural medical competencies needed to effectively serve diverse populations in the medical setting. We will critically analyze the impact of cultural background in doctor-patient consultation and in the health care system at large.