380.641.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Apply core concepts of basic biologic processes that guide growth and physical differentiation in humans to the embryonic, fetal, and infant periods. 2. Describe the core constructs of developmental science to functional development of the fetus, infant, and young child. 3. Identify factors that put individuals at risk for atypical growth and development, including biological and social risks. 4. Critically examine basic methodology and design of research on prenatal risk factors to evaluate the validity of journal article conclusions.
  • Course Description

    Focuses on the core processes of physical growth and psychosocial development from conception through infancy. Addresses maturation, cognitive, social, and emotional development, and their assessment in the neonate and infant. Considers prenatal and postnatal risk factors for compromised growth and development, including the effects of prenatal teratogens and postnatal environmental factors.

  • Intended Audience

    all students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on two examinations and a short written assignment.

    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:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.