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Health Equity Minor

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School of Public Health, MMC 819, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 or 1-800-774-8636)
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 7
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The minor is intended for highly motivated students who are interested in addressing the unequal burden of health risks, morbidity, and mortality experienced by minority cultural and disadvantaged social groups, both in the U.S. and globally, as well as experiencing unequal quality of and access to healthcare. The minor supports the missions of the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, and Academic Health Center by emphasizing education, practice in the community, and promoting public health.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Declaring this minor is contingent upon prior admission to a University master's or doctoral degree-granting program. Students should first consult with their program advisor, then contact the Health Equity director of Graduate Studies regarding requirements.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Required Capstone Seminar
All students pursuing the health equity minor must complete the following capstone seminar:
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 1 credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar (1.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Master's
Coursework
Students must select coursework in consultation with their academic advisor and the Health Equity director of Graduate Studies.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
Coursework
Students must select coursework in consultation with their academic advisor and the Health Equity director of Graduate Studies.
Take 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology (3.0 cr)
 
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PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Readings and discussion-based seminar. Readings emphasize practice and policy solutions to health disparities. prereq: [CSPH 5115, 2d yr MPH student completing SPH health disparities interdisciplinary concentration] or instr consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Taught with Powderhorn-Phillips Cultural Wellness Center. Introduction to community building/organizing. Using culture as a resource for health, reducing barriers, identifying community assets, planning organizing strategy, understanding the impact of history. Emphasizes self-reflection and skill-building for authentic, grassroots community work.
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Extent and causes of social inequalities in health. Degree to which understanding of these inequalities is hampered by methodological limitations in health research. Focuses on individual, community, and policy approaches to reducing social inequalities in health.
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to common theoretical/empirical approaches used by sociologists to study health/illness. How content reflects social inequalities in health/illness. Social processes that shape experience of health/illness. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, previous experience with statistical software] or instr consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Taught with Powderhorn-Phillips Cultural Wellness Center. Introduction to community building/organizing. Using culture as a resource for health, reducing barriers, identifying community assets, planning organizing strategy, understanding the impact of history. Emphasizes self-reflection and skill-building for authentic, grassroots community work.
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Extent and causes of social inequalities in health. Degree to which understanding of these inequalities is hampered by methodological limitations in health research. Focuses on individual, community, and policy approaches to reducing social inequalities in health.
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to common theoretical/empirical approaches used by sociologists to study health/illness. How content reflects social inequalities in health/illness. Social processes that shape experience of health/illness. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, previous experience with statistical software] or instr consent