About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SEMINAR IN CHILD HEALTH (380.626.01), a course offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Explores children’s health outcomes and factors that promote optimal health for children, from infancy through adolescence. Primarily focuses on the translational process by which child health sciences and research inform public policy and practice. Child health issues may include such topics as assessing child health status, morbidity and chronic illness; child nutrition; environmental exposures and their consequences; injury and violence; immunizations and infectious diseases; chronic diseases and disabilities; and access to and quality of health care. Explores the underlying determinants and health concerns for children in advanced nations and developing countries. Examines literature from several fields, including epidemiology, health services research, policy analysis, developmental and social sciences, and intervention research, to better understand and address these health problems among children.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Define health problems among children, using a life-course child health and development framework that emphasizes population health and underlying principles and theories.
  • Assess how the “knowledge-base” and the analytical tools of epidemiology, clinical pediatrics, health-services research, and developmental and demographic sciences are used to shape children’s policy and practice.
  • Compare approaches and solutions to these child health problems in other countries and the U.S.
  • Write analytical reports & policy analyses, develop program approaches to solving health problems and communicate these to relevant audiences.
  • Integrate information and methodological skills learned in other PFRH and school-wide courses.

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Course Time

Wed   3:30 PM to 6:20 PM

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Course Faculty

Peter Van Dyck
E-mail: pvandyc@jhsph.edu
 

Additional Faculty Notes:

Primary Faculty

Peter VanDyck, MD MPH
E-mail: pvandyck@jhsph.edu
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Other

TA: Deana Around Him, ScM, DrPH Candidate
E-mail: dwagner@jhsph.edu
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Prerequisites

While there are no formal prerequisite courses required, some previous course work on the health of children and women is desirable.

Additional Faculty Notes:

Permission of the instructor is required. Contact pvandyc@jhsph.edu

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Intended Audience

Masters and doctoral students; no undergraduates. Course is intended, primarily, for MPH students in the Child and Adolescent Health Concentration and PFRH masters and doctoral students in the Child and Adolescent Health Track.

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: class participation, presentation, and written assignments.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Peter Van Dyck
E-mail: pvandyc@jhsph.edu

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