About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for MASCULINITY, SEXUAL BEHAVIOR & HEALTH: ADOLESCENCE & BEYOND (380.720.01), a course offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Oct 21, 2012

The structure of the course is predominantly a reading seminar format. As such, we expect every student to come prepared each week having read the required readings AND participate in class discussion. In addition, each student will present in teams of 2 to the class in the latter half of the term.

You can take this course for 2 credits or 3 credits (if you write a paper due at the end of the term).

Room assignment for all sessions: E4611

The syllabus is very similar to last year's class but we have made updates to readings and assignments based on course feedback. Please refer to course topic section below for outline of class sessions and goals. Readings will be uploaded in the next few weeks. A more detailed syllabus will also be uploaded in the next few weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: There are 3 READINGS we expect all students be prepared to discuss for Class 1.

We look forward to meeting all class participants. 

Arik Marcell

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Course Description

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.

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Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course a successful student will: 1. Identify key sexual and reproductive health for males across the lifespan from a domestic as well as an international perspective 2. Critically describe masculinity theory & how masculinity influences men’s health, healthcare use, & relationships with women in context of other health behavior theories 3. Discuss male sexuality including sexual identity development including theories on sexual orientation development 4. Describe community-based intervention studies on male sexual/reproductive health 5. Describe clinic-based intervention studies on male sexual/reproductive health 6. Describe emergent sources of data for male reproductive health, including NSAM, NSFG, YRBS, NSSHB 7. Effectively work in teams to critically present data on male sexual/reproductive health 8. Discuss student-generated topics of interest related to male sexual/reproductive health

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Course Time

Mon   10:00 AM to 11:50 AM

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Intended Audience

Masters and doctoral students

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Course Topics

Masculinity, Sexual Behavior and Health 2010 2nd Quarter

Overview Class Syllabus

CLASS 1 – Overview Male Reproductive Health

·   To gain a better understanding of sexual and reproductive health for young men from a domestic and international perspective

CLASS 2 – Masculinities & Sexuality: What does it mean to be a man & how this is related to men’s health

·    To learn about masculinity theory & how masculinity influences men’s health, health care use, & relationships with women

·    To learn about male sexuality including sexual identity development including theories on sexual orientation development

CLASS 3 – Male Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan

·    To learn about male reproductive health across the lifespan

CLASS 4 – Community-based interventions

 ·   To learn about community-based intervention studies on male reproductive health

CLASS 5 – Clinical interventions: health seeking & care delivery

 ·   To learn about clinic-based intervention studies on male reproductive health

CLASS 6 – Class Presentations

 ·   To learn about student-generated topics of interest related to male reproductive health

 Can use this as an opportunity to learn how to:

·   Communicate to a policy audience complexity of addressing male reproductive health issues

·   Critique published research study on male reproductive health 

·    Present a proposal for work on a male reproductive health-related topic

CLASS 7 – Class Presentations cont.

CLASS 8 - Training Needs, Wrap-Up & Evaluation

  • To understand training needs for the nation so that health professionals are prepared to address the population’s SRH, particularly men?
  • To reflect upon class content, pull it all together, ask questions, and provide final comments (1 hour)
  • To complete course evaluation

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: 2 Credits: Students will take turns leading a dicussion. In addition, students will be evaluated on their preparation and participation in class dicussions.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Arik Marcell
E-mail: amarcell@jhsph.edu

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