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380.721.01 Schools and Health


Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • W F,  8:30 - 9:50am
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Cheryl DePinto

Examines the relationship between children’s health and their K-12 school experience using the eight components of the CDC/DASH coordinated school health program model as the organizing framework. Topics include history and development of school health, relationship of in-school interventions to students’ health, health care access and academic outcomes, school health policy and politics, and the impact of school context on research methodology and findings. Research to promote health and prevent disease is incorporated into the course.

Methods of Assessment:

Class participation, field reports from two required field visits to local schools, and a short paper based on observations made during the visit.

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students only. Auditors not permitted.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required