380.721.01 Schools and Health
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 4th term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- M W, 10:30 - 11:50am
Highlights schools as public health contexts in three ways: shaping development and behavioral outcomes of youth, delivery of health information and services, and research. Explores the school context using the ten-component Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Requires students to visit a school and explore the practical program implementation challenges related to provision and promotion of health in a school setting. Examines the research on the impact school health programs have on the health and wellbeing of school-age children using WSCC framework. Explores conducting research in schools and how that impacts knowledge of what works in school contexts through combination of introductory lectures, discussion, presentations, and a school site visit.
- Learning Objectives:
- Identify the relationship between reciprocal relationship between health and education.
- Analyze the structure and function of school health frameworks (including the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community framework(WSCC) )
- Analyze how each of the WSCC components contributes to the health and academic outcomes of students, schools, families, and communities
- Develop an action plan to address and/or support one component of the WSCC model in a local school
- Critically reflect on the integration of health and education in a local school district
- Identify the methodological challenges to conducting research and program evaluation in the school context
- Methods of Assessment:
Class participation and two written assignments
- Enrollment Restriction:
Graduate students only. Auditors not permitted.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required