Description: Health outcomes for many children in the United States lag behind those of other developed countries. Moreover, significant socio-economic disparities exist in child morbidity and mortality. This course takes a developmental and social-contextual perspective on child health in the US, focusing on key concepts, current issues and intervention approaches.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Describe common child health concerns at different points in development
2. Articulate mechanisms and contextual factors that influence child health
3. Analyze how child developmental stage can affect intervention approach and effectiveness
4. Recommend developmentally-appropriate intervention strategies