Oct 28, 2020  
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 8870 - Theory and Research in Health Disparities



Disparities in health and quality of life between those who do and those who do not have access to resources have become more pronounced in their effect over time. These long-term effects pose a challenge to health scientists to conduct research on health disparities in their local, national, and global communities. Such community-driven research requires researchers to understand the history, attributions of cause, and theoretical approaches to the study of health disparities. Such research also requires modification of philosophical and methodological approaches used in more traditional research. In this course, the student will learn philosophical, conceptual and methodological approaches to health disparities and will design a research proposal that has the potential for describing and/or intervening in an aspect of a health problem in a selected vulnerable population.

Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

Credit Hours: 3
Other Contact Hours: 3

College Restrictions: The Graduate School


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