Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities: What Every Researcher Needs to Know
EPI 222 Winter 2018 (1 or 2 units)
All human subjects research requires consideration of the diverse influences and contexts affecting people’s behaviors and health-related outcomes. In order to conduct high-quality research in diverse populations, all researchers should grasp concepts such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and cultural contexts, including how these factors affect the development of research questions, data collection and analysis, and dissemination of research findings. Understanding these concepts is critical both for researchers who are primarily interested in the influence of race/ethnicity, socioeconomics status, and culture on health and also any researcher for whom these constructs may confound or interact with his/her primary area of interest. This knowledge base is therefore relevant to virtually every researcher who works with human populations.
In addition, scholars enrolled in the 2-unit course will be able to:
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Designing Clinical Research (EPI 202). Exceptions to this prerequisite may be made with the consent of the Course Director, space permitting.
Course content will be delivered through weekly interactive lectures. These will take place on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Jan. 9 to Feb. 6 for the 1-unit course and Jan. 9 to Mar. 20 for the 2-unit course. An optional online discussion section will be held on Wednesdays, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM.
Grades will be based on homework assignments.
Students not in full-year TICR Programs who satisfactorily pass all course requirements will receive, upon request, a Certificate of Course Completion.
This course is open to a limited number of individuals outside of the ATCR and Master's programs. Preference is given to UCSF-affiliated personnel. We regret that auditing is not permitted.
A limited number of scholarships are available to interested individuals who are not able to afford the course tuition. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Please see our fees page for cost information. The deadline for application is December 22, 2017. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.