ELEC 524 Culture and the Practice of Medicine

Diana Stone, MPH, DVM, PhD

Health care practitioners have become increasingly aware of the significant impact of cultural beliefs and practices on health, illness, and disease. This course is designed for both human and veterinary medical students. The goal of this course is to enable students to identify cultural beliefs and practices that impact disease in human and animal populations and the practice of human and veterinary medicine. Students will understand the concept of “One Health One Medicine” and will incorporate cultural aspects and interdisciplinary approaches to health care problem solving. Students will use cultural knowledge, including an understanding of their own cultural beliefs and practices, to improve their ability to effectively practice medicine.