380.863.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 2 Credit(s)
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  • Course Learning Objectives
    At the end of the two-term CHAD doctoral seminar series, students will be able to: 1. Describe and critique seminal articles in child and adolescent health and development. 2. Critique the scientific value, including the public health importance, of published research. 3. Provide oral and written summaries of their evaluation of the conceptual underpinnings of the research, the rigor and ethics of the methodological approaches, as well as the policy and research implications of the research. 4. Describe the scientific basis for the health and development of children and adolescents, with a critical understanding of the role of public health surveillance, intervention, and evaluation/monitoring based on the Seminars and required CHAD/PFRH courses.
  • Course Description

    Provides experience in analytic evaluation of contemporary research regarding infant, child, and adolescent health, growth, and development across a range of academic disciplines and issues. Students and faculty critique and discuss empirical articles and examine their historical, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives. Highlights current controversies. Required for 2nd-year and above doctoral students in Child Health and Development track.

  • Intended Audience

    Doctoral students in the Child Health and Development track.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on preparation of assigned readings and participation in discussions.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • 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.