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380.720.01 MASCULINITY, SEXUAL BEHAVIOR & HEALTH: ADOLESCENCE & BEYOND

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
variable credit
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  10:00 - 11:50am

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Arik Marcell
Course Instructor:
Description:

Focuses on male health with particular attention to sexual and reproductive health and healthcare use among adolescents, extending throughout the lifespan. Assesses the principal health concerns for sexual and reproductive health, the associated population-based risk factors, and the relative impact of each risk factor. Students critically examine the meaning of masculinity and the impact of masculinity beliefs on males’ health and healthcare use. Students also evaluate strategies to promote population health including the policies and programs or health care delivery that address health concerns and behavior for male sexual and reproductive health.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explore domestic and international perspectives to identify principle sexual and reproductive health concerns and approaches
  2. Apply masculinity theory, in relation to the socio-ecological framework and other frameworks, in order to assess its relative influences on male’s health, health care use, and relationships
  3. Assess the principle concerns and relative impacts of associated population-based risk factors affecting male sexual and reproductive health and health care needs across the lifespan
  4. Consider necessary strategies to promote male sexual and reproductive health that address developmentally specific health needs and behaviors across the lifespan
  5. Evaluate community-based as well as clinic-based intervention studies for male sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors
  6. Learn about student generated topics of interest related to male sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors
  7. Evaluate strategies to promote population health including identifying further training needs for medicine and public health, policies, programs, health services, and systems delivery that address sexual and reproductive health and health care.
Methods of Assessment:

2 Credits: Students will critically discuss readings on male sexual and reproductive health and present twice during the term (1 brief policy-related presentation & 1 longer team-based presentation based on self-selected course-related topic of interest). In addition, students will be evaluated on their preparation and participation in class discussions. -OR-
3 Credits: Students who wish to take the course for three credits may turn in a final term paper.

Enrollment Restriction:

Consent required for undergraduates.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Enrollment by undergraduates requires consent of the instructor.

For consent, contact:

amarcell@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

Course is held in departmental space.