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380.845.01 Seminar in Adolescent Health


Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  9:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Arik Marcell
Course Instructor:

Synthesizes knowledge acquired across a range of courses in adolescent health and development and focuses that knowledge in a public health framework from both a domestic and international perspective. Explores ethical issues in research with adolescents, cultural competency in adolescent health and the impact of policy on adolescent health using case studies and interactive discussion.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe ethical issues in research with adolescents (e.g., minor consent, parental notification, research with especially vulnerable populations certificates of confidentiality)
  2. Recognize the role cultural identity plays in one’s discussing of researcher perspectives/assumptions and those of culturally divergent subjects in adolescent health
  3. Apply a conceptual approach to discuss the role that policies play in improving adolescent health using industrialized and developing world examples (e.g., Title X, graduated driver licensure, school health policies)
Methods of Assessment:

Attendance, class preparation, class discussion, and assignments including presentations and written assignment.

Enrollment Restriction:

No undergraduates

Instructor Consent:

No consent required