380.623 – Adolescent Health and Development (R. Blum) Lectures on research findings and issues present biological, psychological, and social aspects of normal adolescent growth and development as a framework for viewing a variety of adolescent health problems and their social and biological effects. Also considers programmatic needs of the adolescent.
380.747 – International Adolescent Health (K. Mmari and R. Blum) Focuses on the major health issues that affect adolescents and the effective interventions/policies to address these issues in the developing world. Explores the meaning and health of adolescence from various contexts around the world through lectures, readings, video clips, panels, and discussions.
380.720 – Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health: Adolescence and Beyond (A. Marcell) Focuses on male sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan and explores the meaning of masculinity and the impact of masculine beliefs on males’ sexual and reproductive health and healthcare use. Students critique the literature and explore methods to design interventions working within a masculinity framework to improve males’ sexual and reproductive health outcomes.
380.725 – Social Context of Adolescent Health (T. Williams Powell) Identifies the social ecological model as a tool to understand adolescent health, principally focusing on the interpersonal, organizational and community levels of influence. Explores the influences specific contexts, such as the family, school, neighborhood, church, and media on adolescent health and well-being. Examinesempirical work to consider the role of context in prevention and interventions aimed at adolescents.
380.749 – Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (A. Burke and M. Trent) Explores key topics in adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). Topics range from the impact of adolescent physical, sexual, and social development on sexual risk-taking behavior to policy and ethical issues influencing adolescent sexual health outcomes. Using a public health framework, important clinical topics such as contraception, teen pregnancy, abortion, and sexually transmitted infections are discussed from a domestic and global perspective.
380.721 – Schools and Health (B. Marshall) Assesses the relation between school health programs and children’s health and educational outcomes using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eight-component framework for coordinated school health and evaluates research on the impact of school health programs on the outcomes for school age children. Uses a combination of introductory lectures, discussions, presentations, and a school site visit, to help students apply the fundamental concepts of school health to public health and education system issues and to expose them to practical program implementation challenges related to provision of health services in a school setting.
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