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Child Health and Development

2nd term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Kristin Voegtline

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 from the neonatal period through 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 in childhood
  2. Describe and apply theoretical frameworks of child development that inform intervention programming designed to improve infant and child health
  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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Participation
  • 60% Written Assignment(s)

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.