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Spring 2010-2011
* AAS 403 / ANT 403 (EM)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Race and Medicine

Carolyn M. Rouse

In 1998, then-President Clinton set a national goal that by the year 2010 race, ethnic, and gender disparities in six disease categories would be eliminated. While the agenda, called Healthy People 2010, was a noble effort, many of the goals were not met. This course examines what went wrong. For a final project, students will be asked to propose their own solutions for eliminating health disparities.

Sample reading list:
Smedley, Brian ed., Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial & Ethnic Disparities
Harriet A. Washington, MedicalApartheid:The Dark History of Medical Experimentation
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Kathryn Montgomery, How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Med
Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, American Medicine: The Quest for Competence
Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150 pages reading per week.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41040 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Aaron Burr Hall   219   Enrolled:35 Limit:50