Courses Taught by Lewis Morgenstern

PUBHLTH320: The History of Racism in the U.S. Healthcare System

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Morgenstern, Lewis (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This class will trace the history of the U.S. healthcare system from post-civil war to the present, and how racism shaped an unfair system. The history is troubling and continues today with efforts to repeal the ACA, and to continue as a country that does not offer universal healthcare.
  • Learning Objectives: Students taking this course are expected to learn about: 1. The social and economic factors resulting from racism that affect healthcare organization in the U.S. 2. The history of the post-civil war U.S. healthcare system and racial influences on its organization. 3. The effects of a racist healthcare system on the health of U.S. citizens.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH320

PUBHLTH465: The Science of Medicine

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Morgenstern, Lewis (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: The class studies evidence-based medicine. It begins with a thorough review of study design, and then uses these skills to explore relevant issues to Public Health and medical practice. The first half of each class is interactive lecture; the second half is a flipped classroom with activity-based learning.
  • Learning Objectives: Students taking this course are expected to learn about: 1. Evidence-based medicine 2. The scientific underpinnings of diagnosis and treatment 3. The ethics of medical decision making; strategies for communication and special populations
  • This course is cross-listed with MEDPREP 470. Additionally Kinesiology and Biology are considering cross-listing. in the Medical school department.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH465