380.721.01 SCHOOLS AND HEALTH
Assesses the relation between school health programs and children’s health and educational outcomes using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eight-component framework for coordinated school health and evaluates research on the impact of school health programs on the outcomes for school age children. Uses a combination of introductory lectures, discussions, presentations, and a school site visit, to help students apply the fundamental concepts of school health to public health and education system issues and to expose them to practical program implementation challenges related to provision of health services in a school setting.
By the end of this course, students will be able to: *Understand the relationship between schools and their mission, and the history, policies, and interventions to promote health and prevent disease in schools. *Describe the structure and function of coordinated school health programs and the social, health, and academic benefits of these programs to schools, families, and communities. *Analyze how each coordinated school health program component contributes to the social, health, and academic outcomes of students, schools, families, and communities using a combination of current literature and in-school observations. *Apply the principles of coordinated school health to a specific public health problem to develop a set of policy and program recommendations for school health programs to address this problem.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify how the mission, governance and legal contexts of schools influence policies and interventions designed to promote health and address the needs of student with chronic conditions in schools and communities.
Evaluate how each component of coordinated school health programs contributes to the health and academic outcomes of students using a combination of current literature, research, and in-school observations.
Identify methodological challenges to conducting research and program evaluation in schools
- Friday 8:30 - 10:20