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Christine R Espina
B HLTH 497
Bothell Campus

Selected Topics in Health

Guided survey and discussion of current literature in health related to personal, social, economic, and political topics. May have field component.

Class description

The objective of this course is to examine our role as individuals and as members of a larger health care system in context of social justice in the realm of health care. To do this we will examine the conceptualizations of social justice, agency, bias, culture, power and accountability. We will examine our individual and societal bias and discuss how this impacts the delivery and receipt of health care. Lastly, we will strategize individual and collective action to mitigate inequities.

Student learning goals

1.To identify common societal bias and how this influences the delivery and receipt of health care services.

2. To identify our individual biases and evaluate how this influences our role and our provision of health care.

3.To develop strategies to manage and be accountable to our own individual bias and societal bias in the delivery of health care.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sandra B. Maddox
Date: 05/24/2013