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Spring 2022 Physical Therapy M8831 section 002
Health Equality and Social Justice
Health Equality Social Ju
|Method of Instruction||Hybrid < 20%|
|Course Description||This 14-week elective, offered during the second year spring semester of the DPT curriculum, creates an environment in which students will grapple with the disproportionate healthcare barriers that underrepresented and underserved populations and communities face. Through a combination of dialogue-based seminars, guest lectures, and carefully selected resources, students will engage in and expand their knowledge on various social justice topics. The course will strengthen students’ ability to reflect critically on their experiences and inspire future advocacy for marginalized and underserved communities. The course provides learners to engage and reflect in vital, thorny conversations on topics around social justice. The seminars are student-driven dialogues on and around one of five topics: 1) systemic racism and black America, 2) non-black minority (Latino/a/e, Asian, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern), 3) gender, sex, and sexual orientation, 4) intersecting identities, wealth inequality, & the urban/rural divide and 5) (dis)ability and ableism. Students are given a variety of resources such as narratives, guest speakers, books, poems, music, and papers, that will expand knowledge and understanding and stimulate respectful student-driven discussions. Successful completion of the course permits student learners to facilitate an orientation social justice seminar and apply as a teaching assistant for Professional Leadership and Practice I. Seminar discussions are rooted in a foundation of respect and cultural competency. Students will attend guest lectures that will further expand their understanding of the selected topics. Students who have passed the course are permitted to: 1) Volunteer and facilitate an orientation seminar for the incoming 1st year class 2) Apply as Teaching Assistants for PLP I and II.|
|Enrollment||4 students (30 max) as of 5:37PM Friday, July 1, 2022|
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