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380.604.81 LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH

Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Robert Blum
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:
Description:

Teaches students to frame public health issues using a life course perspective. Introduces and examines basic principles of human development across the life span, from the prenatal period through senescence, and the idea that health outcomes reflect developmental processes. Provides a conceptual framework with which to understand the interrelationships among biological, psychological, and social factors and their influence on development and health. Also illustrates the application of this perspective to gain a critical understanding of public health issues.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the components of a life course perspective on health, the advantages of using this approach in public health, and the challenges involved in doing so
Demonstrate a basic knowldedge of the life course and human development and its relationship to individual health. In particular, students should be able to identify the meaning and measurement of "health" at particular life stages and articulate inte
Develop a conceptual framework illustrating a life course approach to a specific outcome of concern to public health

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on three assignments and class participation.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses..

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail