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380.642.81 Child Health and Development

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Robert Blum
Course Instructor:

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


Focuses on the core processes of growth and development in early to middle childhood. Considers developmental theories, issues and research findings related to physical growth and cognitive, emotional, and social development. Considers appropriate instruments to assess growth and development. Evaluates efficacy of popular early intervention programs designed to enhance development in at-risk populations of children.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the critical domains of health and development during early and middle childhood
  2. Apply developmental theory and research methods to a discussion of children’s well-being
  3. Explain the major determinants of health and development during childhood
  4. Acquire skills needed to effectively communicate about child health and development research to policy makers and the public
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on written assignment and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

There are two options for the 3 discussion sessions. A student may opt for either live chat or on-campus discussions to be held on November 5th, 12th, 19th and December 3rd and 17th.