Education | Courses

GRID faculty teach students at all levels from undergraduate to professional, and across the arts, humanities, and natural, social, formal, and applied sciences.

 

Race, Genomics and Society
A Duke Signature Course
COURSE NUMBER
AAAS 261D
ARTS&SCI 261D
CULANTH 261D
SCISOC 258D
GLHLTH 258D
VMS 274D
INSTRUCTOR
Charmaine Royal

WHERE
East Duke 209

WHEN
Fall 2017
MW 11:45am-1:00pm
This course explores human history, human variation, and human identity through a broad range of enduring and emerging themes and challenging questions related to race and genetics on a global scale. Students acquire knowledge and skills required for integrative analysis of the relevant scientific, ethical, legal, societal, cultural, and psychosocial issues. Course includes lectures, films, charrettes, debates, and case studies.

 

Race and Medicine
COURSE NUMBER
Elective
INSTRUCTOR
Charmaine Royal

WHERE
Learning Hall
2nd floor, Trent-Semans Center


WHEN
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Tuesdays 12:10 pm–1:00 pm
The purpose of this seminar series is to engage first year medical students in an integrated analysis of historical and contemporary aspects of the intersection between race and genetics/genomics, and their relation to health and healthcare. The seminar focuses on topics concerning various applications of race in science and medicine, and includes lectures, films, case studies, and small group discussions led by the faculty.

 

Health in the African Diaspora
COURSE NUMBER
AAAS 660
GLHLTH 672
CULANTH 660
INSTRUCTOR
Charmaine Royal
Jayne Ifekwunigwe

WHERE
TBD

WHEN
Spring 2018
MW 11:45am-1pm
This course exposes and explores the separate and joint contributions of biological and non-biological factors to health and wellbeing in peoples from various regions and countries of the African Diaspora. The course draws on a variety of disciplines, modes of inquiry, and health problems in comparative analyses of genetic, historical, political, and sociocultural dimensions of the African Diaspora. The content of the course includes the transatlantic African Diaspora as well as other African Diaspora streams.

 

Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
COURSE NUMBER
N 569
AAAS 569
CULANTH 569
INSTRUCTOR
Charmaine Royal
Paula Tanabe

WHERE
School of Nursing, Trent Drive

WHEN
Spring 2018
Fridays 9am-12pm
This course provides students with an overview of sickle cell disease, including its genetics, epidemiology, pathophysiology, medical complications, psychosocial challenges, and health service utilization from a global perspective. Patients’ experience with discrimination and stigmatization is explored as well as differences in how the disease is viewed and managed in various countries.