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380.626.01 SEMINAR IN CHILD HEALTH

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Peter Van Dyck
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define health problems among children, using a life-course child health and development framework that emphasizes population health and underlying principles and theories
Assess how the “knowledge-base” and the analytical tools of epidemiology, clinical pediatrics, health-services research, and developmental and demographic sciences are used to shape children’s policy and practice
Compare approaches and solutions to these child health problems in other countries and the U.S.
Write analytical reports and policy analyses, develop program approaches to solving health problems and communicate these to relevant audiences
Integrate information and methodological skills learned in other PFRH and school-wide courses

Methods of Assessment: class participation, presentation, and written assignments.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 8:00 - 10:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Permission of instructor is required. Contact Dr. Van Dyck at pvandyc@jhsph.edu.

For consent, contact: pvandyc@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

While there are no formal prerequisite courses required, some previous course work on the health of children and women is desirable.

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