MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH LEGISLATION AND PROGRAMS Syllabus

380.624.01 | AY 2011-2012 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • describe the body of federal legislation that mandates and provides funds for the delivery of services to women and children
    • apply strategies to influence the legislative, budget, and administrative processes at the federal and state levels
    • describe the structure of the health care system that provides services for women and children, with a special focus on the public sector that serves those of low income
    • apply tools and strategies to manage MCH services and related programs
    • identify key issues related to the implementation and evaluation of maternal and child health legislation and programs
  • Course Description

    Analyzes the structure, organization, administration and management of social and health service programs serving the maternal and child health populations. Lectures, discussions, and analysis of current research and practice present the goals and impact of national programs such as Title V MCH/CSHCN, Medicaid/CHIP, Head Start, Family Planning, WIC/Nutrition, community/migrant health centers, child welfare, and of privately sponsored programs.

  • Intended Audience

    Graduate students in public health

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on individual written assignments, and a written examination.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.