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380.747.81 INTERNATIONAL ADOLESCENT HEALTH

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Kristin Mmari
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Focuses on the major health issues that affect adolescents and the effective interventions/policies to address these issues in the developing world. Explores the meaning and health of adolescence from various contexts around the world through lectures, readings, video clips, panels, and discussions .

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define the meaning of adolescence and critically discuss ‘adolescence’ from the context of various world regions
  2. Critically analyze the major global forces that affect adolescent health, including changes in education, marriage, and childbearing
  3. Identify the major public health issues affecting adolescents throughout the globe, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health issues, vulnerable youth populations, mental health problems, and migration/immigration issues
  4. Describe different types of intervention strategies for selected adolescent health issues and their potential impact in various cultural contexts
Methods of Assessment:

Live Talk Attendance & Participation (12%)

Quizzes (40%)

Final Paper (48%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required