380.626.01 SEMINAR IN CHILD HEALTH
Explores children’s health outcomes and factors that promote optimal health for children, from infancy through adolescence. Primarily focuses on the translational process by which child health sciences and research inform public policy and practice. Child health issues may include such topics as assessing child health status, morbidity and chronic illness; child nutrition; environmental exposures and their consequences; injury and violence; immunizations and infectious diseases; chronic diseases and disabilities; and access to and quality of health care. Explores the underlying determinants and health concerns for children in advanced nations and developing countries. Examines literature from several fields, including epidemiology, health services research, policy analysis, developmental and social sciences, and intervention research, to better understand and address these health problems among children.
1. To understand health problems among children, using a life-course child health-development framework that emphasizes population health and underlying principles and theories. 2. To understand how the “knowledge-base” and the analytical tools of epidemiology, clinical pediatrics, health-services research, developmental and demographic sciences are used to shape children’s policy. 3. To compare approaches and solutions to these child health problems in other countries and the U.S. 4. To learn to write analytical reports & policy analyses, develop program approaches to solving health problems and communicate these to relevant audiences. 5. To integrate information and methodological skills learned in other PFHS and school-wide courses.
- Wednesday 3:30 - 6:20
While there are no formal prerequisite courses required, some previous course work on the health of children and women is desirable.