380.642.81 CHILD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Focuses on the core processes of growth and development in early to middle childhood. Considers developmental theories, issues and research findings related to physical growth and cognitive, emotional, and social development. Considers appropriate instruments to assess growth and development. Evaluates efficacy of popular early intervention programs designed to enhance development in at-risk populations of children.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the critical domains of health and development during early and middle childhood
Apply developmental theory and research methods to a discussion of children’s well-being
Explain the major determinants of health and development during childhood
Acquire skills needed to effectively communicate about child health and development research to policy makers and the public
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.