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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Anne Riley
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Provides experience in analytic evaluation of contemporary research regarding infant, child, and adolescent health, growth, and development across a range of academic disciplines and issues. Students and faculty critique and discuss empirical articles and examine their historical, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives. Highlights current controversies. Required for 2nd-year and above doctoral students in Child Health and Development track.

Learning Objective(s):

At the end of the two-term CHAD doctoral seminar series, students will be able to: 1. Describe and critique seminal articles in child and adolescent health and development. 2. Critique the scientific value, including the public health importance, of published research. 3. Provide oral and written summaries of their evaluation of the conceptual underpinnings of the research, the rigor and ethics of the methodological approaches, as well as the policy and research implications of the research. 4. Describe the scientific basis for the health and development of children and adolescents, with a critical understanding of the role of public health surveillance, intervention, and evaluation/monitoring based on the Seminars and required CHAD/PFRH courses.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on preparation of assigned readings and participation in discussions.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: PFRH Department Students Only
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent required for non-PFRH students

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Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail