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380.720.01 Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health: Adolescence & Beyond

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  10:30am - 12:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Arik Marcell
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

Focuses on male health with particular attention to sexual and reproductive health and healthcare use among adolescents, extending throughout the lifespan. Assesses the principal health concerns for sexual and reproductive health, the associated population-based risk factors, and the relative impact of each risk factor. Students critically examine the meaning of masculinity and the impact of masculinity beliefs on males’ health and healthcare use. Students also evaluate strategies to promote population health including the policies and programs or health care delivery that address health concerns and behavior for male sexual and reproductive health.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explore domestic and international perspectives to identify principle sexual and reproductive health concerns and approaches for men
  2. Apply masculinity theory, in relation to the socio-ecological and other frameworks, to assess its relative influences on men’s health, and healthcare use
  3. Assess the principle concerns and relative impacts of associated population-based risk factors affecting sexual and reproductive health and healthcare needs for men across the lifespan
  4. Consider necessary strategies to promote men’s sexual and reproductive health that address developmentally specific health needs and behaviors across the lifespan
  5. Evaluate community- and clinic-based intervention studies for men’s sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors
  6. Learn about student generated topics of interest related to men’s sexual and reproductive health needs and their relative population-based risk factors
  7. Evaluate strategies to promote population health including identifying further training needs for medicine and public health, policies, programs, health services, and systems delivery that address sexual and reproductive health and healthcare for men
Methods of Assessment:

Mid-term presentation (5%)
End of course 2-person team presentation (20%)
End of course paper (25%)
Class participation including leading at least one discussion, preparation, and contributions to discussions (50%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Consent required for undergraduates.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Enrollment by undergraduates requires consent of the instructor.

For consent, contact:

amarcell@jhsph.edu