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380.721.01 Schools and Health

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4th term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Cheryl DePinto
Course Instructor:
  • Cheryl DePinto

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 Objectives:

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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Identify methodological challenges to conducting research and program evaluation in schools
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation and two written assignments

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students only. Auditors not permitted.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required