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380.721.01 SCHOOLS AND HEALTH

Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Cheryl DePinto
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: Class participation and two written assignments
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Enrollment Maximum: 35
Enrollment Restriction: Graduate students only. Auditors not permitted.
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail