NURS 8730 – Marginality and Health Outcomes in Women at Clemson University is an advanced graduate course that explores the intersection of marginality and health outcomes specifically in the context of women’s health.
This course delves into a comprehensive range of topics, including:
• Health Disparities: The course examines the existing disparities in health outcomes among women with a focus on marginalized populations. Students will explore the social determinants of health and their impact on various groups of women.
• Marginality and Vulnerability: Students will analyze how factors such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and other forms of marginality contribute to increased vulnerability in women’s health. The course emphasizes a holistic understanding of health that considers social, economic, and cultural factors.
• Theoretical Frameworks: The class introduces various theoretical frameworks that aid in understanding the complex relationship between marginality and health outcomes. Students will critically evaluate existing models and theories within the field.
• Research Methods: NURS 8730 emphasizes research methods applicable to studying marginality and health outcomes in women. This includes qualitative and quantitative approaches, allowing students to develop the skills needed to design and conduct research in this specialized area.
• Ethical Considerations: The course addresses ethical considerations unique to research in women’s health and marginality. Students will explore the ethical challenges associated with studying vulnerable populations and develop strategies to ensure responsible and respectful research practices.
• Intervention Strategies: In addition to understanding the factors influencing health outcomes, students will explore potential intervention strategies aimed at improving the health status of marginalized women. This includes the evaluation of existing interventions and the development of new, culturally sensitive approaches.
This course is tailored for graduate students interested in advancing their knowledge and expertise in nursing, public health, and related fields, particularly those aspiring to contribute to research and interventions addressing health disparities among marginalized women. NURS 8730 provides a platform for students to critically engage with current research, develop advanced research skills, and contribute to the evolving discourse on marginality and women’s health outcomes.