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1 Credit Spring Course Offerings from the Graduate School

CIPP 971 Population Health in Baltimore: Conversations about Community Engagement with Interprofessional Academic and Community Partners is a one credit interprofessional seminar course will provide students with an inside perspective addressing health disparities and inequities in Baltimore from both academic and community perspectives. Through the lens of case studies and personal narratives or stories, faculty will describe their community based work and their collaboration with community partners, emphasizing both barriers and the solutions towards achieving health equity and population health in Baltimore. Learning about Baltimore history, local contextual factors, and neighborhood resources will highlight opportunities where the realities of health disparities can be seen. Using the WHO Social Determinants of Health framework, social concepts such as place and race will be explored. Foundational principles of social justice will be emphasized. “Population health” and “culture of health” and its relevance to Baltimore based solutions will described in order for students to identify interprofessional opportunities to address health disparities in their own careers.

This course will meet weekly on Monday afternoons beginning on January 23, 2016. For more information please contact course master, Dr. Lori Edwards at


CIPP 970 Interprofessional Service: Social Justice and Our Community is a 1 credit graduate course that links the experiential with the theoretical by providing hands-on professional experience in the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s surrounding community. Students from all University programs are encouraged to enroll in this course. Providing true service-learning is the ultimate goal of this course in which students will learn by providing for the expressed need of the community. Students will learn how community health programs (broadly defined) are developed, organized, implemented and evaluated, how interprofessional teams successfully function, how to interact with individuals and groups living in our community, as well as how to report back their observations to peers and supervisors. Students will work with organizations with which the University has formed partnerships to meet the course learning objectives. Students will be required to reflect on the service-learning experience in formal written reflections.

This course will have it’s first meeting on Monday, January 23, 2016 and have two additional face to face classes based on the student’s schedule. For more information please contact course master, Dr. Jane Lipscomb, at

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