About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for SCHOOLS AND HEALTH (380.721.01), 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

Examines the relationship between children’s health and their K-12 school experience using the eight components of the CDC/DASH coordinated school health program model as the organizing framework. Topics include history and development of school health, relationship of in-school interventions to students’ health, health care access and academic outcomes, school health policy and politics, and the impact of school context on research methodology and findings. Research to promote health and prevent disease is incorporated into the course.

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Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to: *Understand the relationship between schools and their mission, and the history, policies, and interventions to promote health and prevent disease in schools. *Describe the structure and function of coordinated school health programs and the social, health, and academic benefits of these programs to schools, families, and communities. *Analyze how each coordinated school health program component contributes to the social, health, and academic outcomes of students, schools, families, and communities using a combination of current literature and in-school observations. *Apply the principles of coordinated school health to a specific public health problem to develop a set of policy and program recommendations for school health programs to address this problem.

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Course Time

Wed Fri   8:30 AM to 9:50 AM

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Course Faculty
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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Class participation, field reports from two required field visits to local schools, and a short paper based on observations made during the visit.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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