ALA 109 - Perspectives on Health Care
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID, RE
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted to students enrolled in the Health Sciences Scholars Program.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

ALA 109 is one of the two courses that everyone in the Health Sciences Scholars Program (HSSP) takes. The focus of the course is health care “people” – the range of professionals who make up the healthcare team. Class topics include: “A-day-in-the-life of” healthcare providers;
medical school admission and financing; careers as advanced practice clinicians, like midwifery and physician assistant paths; interprofessional education; non-clinical healthcare roles, like biomedical engineering and healthcare administration; professional ethics; patient-caregiver
communication; sexual harassment in medicine, unconscious bias and microaggressions and their impact on patient and healthcare provider experiences; and burnout. The class culminates in a series of case studies that illustrate the range of ways people have careers in healthcare. Past cases studies have included: gender affirming care provision; care of LGBTQ patients; care of people with AIDS; public health careers; healthcare providers as human rights advocates. Guest lecturers are an important part of the course, offering diversity of experience
and identity, as well as exposure to the depth and breadth of expertise within University of Michigan. In addition to a weekly lecture, students also meet weekly in “labs” to continue exploration of course content through small group team-based activities. Approximately half of the weeks of the semester we have invited guests as part of our evening “Autobiography” series. Speakers reflect on their own paths in healthcare and offer guidance, and usually inspiration.

Schedule

ALA 109 - Perspectives on Health Care
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
15838
Open
20
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Enrollment restricted to participants in HSSP.
002 (LAB)
 In Person
16501
Closed
0
 
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W 8:30AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (LAB)
 In Person
31695
Closed
0
 
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Th 8:30AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (LAB)
 In Person
35055
Open
14
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (LAB)
 In Person
35056
Open
6
 
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F 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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Syllabi

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