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Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness

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This courses focuses on the health attitudes, beliefs, and practices of culturally diverse populations in the United States. Students will learn the cultural, ethnic, sociological, economic, and political factors that influence beliefs, values, and practices in relation to health, illness, wellness management, and health seeking behaviors. Upon completion of the course, students will have a heightened awareness of the range of cultural behaviors and the need to understand people's actions from their own cultural perspective in health and illness.