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Social Medicine Course Toolkit

By Social Medicine Consortium Members of the Social Medicine Consortium have recommended the following resources for those interested in deepening their understanding of social medicine. The Social Medicine Consortium does not claim ownership over the following documents, except where indicated. Click here for the Readings, Resources and Publications. Toolkit for Teaching Social Medicine SMC Toolkit Guide


By Equal Health The course is designed for health profession students of all levels (including those studying medicine, nursing, midwifery, and public health), and links tropical medicine with social medicine teaching. The course will be taught in French. 2016 marked the fourth year of the course. Course Contents I. Beyond Biology: Social and Economic Causation of Disease II. Global Health Interventions: Paradigms of Charity, Humanitarianism, and Structural Change III. Social Justice in Healthcare: Models of Community-based Healthcare IV. Health and Human Rights : the Healthcare Worker as Advocate V. Effective Application of Global Health Experience: Writing, Photography, Research, and Political Engagement Applications are now open for the 2017 course, which will run from July 9-29, 2017 in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Priority deadline to apply is February 13, 2017.  International (non-Haitian) student applications will be considered after Feb 13 on a rolling basis. Please email cfox@equalhealth.org with any questions or concerns.…

James Baldwin and Malcolm X Syllabus

In this interdisciplinary seminar we will closely examine the convergences and confluences of these two men’s political ideologies—and well as the worlds that shaped them. How did Malcolm X’s “version” of America differ from Baldwin’s, and in what ways? In what ways can we imagine Baldwin as X’s literary “brother”? How have the legacies of X and Baldwin shaped contemporary debates about the ethics of black rage, resistance, and/or protest? How did spirituality and faith (or a lack thereof) influence these men’s entry into the black freedom movement? Also, given that both of these men are often thought of as “revolutionaries” (albeit in different registers)—we will move through this course searching for an answer to a deceptively simple question: how did each of their definitions of “revolution” differ from one another? Lastly, what lessons do their writings offer us for considering the continued crisis of American race relations? Our reading…

Using Rap to Teach (Fresh Prep)

http://youtu.be/416AFw9Rk9w Fresh Prep is an innovative student-centered curriculum that uses Hip-Hop music to help students review the key content and skills tested on the New York State Regents Exams. Harnessing the appeal and mnemonic power of music and youth culture, Fresh Prep’s standards-aligned instruction helps teens build the confidence, critical-thinking, and writing skills they need to succeed on the Regents. Learn more here.

Tuskegee Survey

One of the books discussed, at length, in the SEMN207 course is The Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Fred D. Gray. This book was written in 1998 and therefore dated, but because it is an insider’s account of the events surrounding the Tuskegee syphilis study, as Fred Gray was the attorney for the plaintiffs, it offers students a real view into this historical event. In the sophomore seminar class (SEMN207) after the class discussed this book, the students were asked to conduct a survey of our campus Tuskegee Survey