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380.625.01 Attitudes, Programs, and Policies for Children With Special Health Care Needs

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Cynthia Minkovitz
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

Examines conceptual and epidemiological issues related to chronic illnesses and disabling conditions of childhood, including social and personal attitudes; epidemiology of serious health conditions; chronic illness or disability in the context of child and family development; implementing and evaluating community based programs; and the structure, function, administration, and management of major US governmental programs that serve children with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss conceptual and epidemiological issues related to chronic illnesses and disabling conditions of childhood, including social and personal attitudes
  2. Consider chronic illness in the context of child and family development
  3. Describe the major U.S. governmental programs which serve children with disabilities and chronic illnesses
  4. Construct press releases to convey information regarding children with special health care needs
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on active class participation in seminar format through two written assignments(40%); one home visit and two reflection papers (10%);Participation in class discussion and preparation of study questions (25 %); five, one page write-ups (25%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required