ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT Syllabus
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
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.
Class participation, midterm, and final paper
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: participation, mid term, and final paper
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
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