Marymount University

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

HPR 308 Global Health and Culture

This course introduces worldwide cultural theories, concepts, and principles for health education and health promotion practice. Cultural competence is based on an awareness and utilization of global knowledge to address the behavioral and social needs and responses of diverse individuals and groups within the context of their culture and subcultures. The emphasis of this course will be on the conduct of culturally competent health and wellness approaches based on the belief that no culture is either inferior or superior to another, that behavior needs to be evaluated in relation to the cultural context in which it occurs, and that respect, equality, and justice are basic rights for all cultural groups. In addition, the learner will be encouraged to confront personal cultural stereotyping and ethnocentrism and to examine the impact these beliefs can have on health and wellness, if left unexamined. The most current standards for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification and national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) will be integrated into the course curriculum. Contemporary, evidence-based topics will be explored by students to examine health inequities across the globe, including: demographics, disparities, social determinants of health, health literacy, multicultural populations, theoretical frameworks, complementary and alternative medicine, spiritually grounded approaches, communication, aging, sexual orientation, and culturally competent needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation. Offered as online or face to face format. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: DSINQ, GP (3).

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