380.641.01 Prenatal and Infant Growth and Development
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 1st term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Focuses on the core processes of physical growth and psychosocial development from conception through infancy. Addresses maturation, cognitive, social, and emotional development, and their assessment in the neonate and infant. Considers prenatal and postnatal risk factors for compromised growth and development, including the effects of prenatal teratogens and postnatal environmental factors.
- Learning Objectives:
- Apply core concepts of basic biologic processes that guide growth and physical differentiation in humans to the embryonic, fetal, and infant periods
- Describe the core constructs of developmental science as they apply to functional development of the fetus, infant, and young child
- Identify factors that put individuals at risk for atypical growth and development, particularly those related to socioeconomic status
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on two examinations and a short written assignment.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Undergraduates must have consent of the instructor before enrolling in the course.
- For consent, contact: