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Family Health, Public Health and Policy

East Baltimore
2nd term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Anne Riley

Focuses on understanding how programs and policies are likely to affect the capacities of families to develop and maintain health, and on teaching students to apply analytic methods to evaluate the relative value and impact of various programs or policies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand the role of family capacities in shaping family health and the health of family members
  2. Apply Family Impact Analysis methodology to evaluate the likely effects of proposed policies on different types of families
  3. Plan ways to include a family orientation in public health surveillance and assurance efforts
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% 2-4 page Policy Brief
  • 35% Final Paper
  • 20% Presentation(s)
  • 15% Class participation & Discussion Board entries

Instructor Consent:

No consent required