Community Service (1 Credit Hour)
The Introduction to Community Service will expose students to challenges in understanding cultural and sexual diversity, as well as associated health disparities as an important factor which may potentiate or inhibit the success of a caregiver in an inner-city or poor rural community. The Instructor and invited professors, researchers, speaker/authors and activists will present general information on cultural diversity and cultural competence to create awareness and sensitivity to these issues. Students will learn to identify the important features of various populations and cultures in order to have more successful interactions, leading to effective patient management and better health outcomes. This process will be conducted in an open forum with all classmates participating at will.