About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT (380.623.01), a course offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

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.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the biological and psychological developmental processes that occur during adolescence and puberty
  • Identify major health concerns affecting adolescents in both the domestic and international domains
  • Frame major health concerns affecting adolescents within a conceptual framework to Discuss their key determinates that include risk and protective factors within the biological, social, cultural, behavioral, political and environmental domains
  • Analyze major health concerns affecting adolescents in an effort to recommend effective interventions to improve the health of adolescent
  • Explore four topical areas (reproductive health, adolescents with disabilities, substance use and juvenile justice) in depth to Discuss the interplay of key determinates in different settings through guest speakers and case studies
  • effectively moderate panels of guest speakers as part of the topic specific case studies
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams to create a poster presentation on a major health concerns affecting adolescents, which includes creating a poster board for visual display and a brief oral presentation similar to those conducted at professional conferences
  • Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking by preparing a written report on a major health concern affecting adolescents that includes a description of the magnitude of the concern, a conceptual framework and a recommended intervention

Course Time

Mon Wed   1:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

Class participation, midterm, and final paper

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: participation, mid term, and final paper

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Robert Blum
E-mail: rblum@jhsph.edu