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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PBH 262 - Antiracist Physiology and Medicine (=BIO 262)


Readings and discussion of historical and current racist practices in healthcare and biomedical research. The focus will be on dispelling myths of biological race and recognizing their insidious consequences, including deliberate biomedical exploitation of racialized groups, systematized practice of racialized medicine, and misconceptions about racialized bodies widely held among medical students, researchers, and practitioners today. Attention will be given to biological and physiological truths as a counterforce to the unfounded beliefs that lead to racist clinical and research practices, inequities in healthcare and medical treatment, and disparities in health outcomes. Relevant physiology and pathophysiology will be addressed.

Satisfies the requirement in Justice, Equality, and Community.
Satisfies an elective requirement in the Biology major.
Satisfies an elective requirement (Structural Inequalities or Natural Sciences) in the Public Health interdisciplinary minor.


Prerequisites & Notes
Successful completion of Bio 111/113 and 112/114 is required.