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Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Beth Marshall
Course Instructors:

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Highlights schools as public health contexts in three ways: shaping development and behavioral outcomes of youth, delivery of health information and services, and research. Explores the school context using the ten-component Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Requires students to visit a school and explore the practical program implementation challenges related to provision and promotion of health in a school setting. Examines the research on the impact school health programs have on the health and wellbeing of school-age children using WSCC framework. Explores conducting research in schools and how that impacts knowledge of what works in school contexts through combination of introductory lectures, discussion, presentations, and a school site visit.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explore the reciprocal relationship between health and education
  2. Analyze the structure and function of school health frameworks (including the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community framework(WSCC) )
  3. Analyze how each of the WSCC components contributes to the health and academic outcomes of students, schools, families, and communities
  4. Identify the methodological challenges to conducting research and program evaluation in the school context
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation and two written assignments

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students only. Auditors not permitted.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required