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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for HE 262 Effective Summer 2021

Course Number:
HE 262
Course Title:
Children's Health
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Course Description

Explores children's health from biological, socio-cultural, behavioral, and environmental perspectives. Introduces strategies for children's health promotion and disease prevention. Examines factors impacting children's health and investigates causes and potential solutions for children's health issues such as environmental toxins, nutrition, epigenetics, illness and disease, trauma, racism, anxiety and depression. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Explain significant public health issues related to children’s health and well-being.
  2. Analyze biological, behavioral, and psychological influences on children’s health.
  3. Describe how socio-cultural factors impact children's health.
  4. Evaluate and apply credible, evidence-based, public health approaches to children’s health promotion and strategies for disease treatment and prevention.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written examination
  • Critical analysis of material
  • Journaling and self-assessment
  • Group problem solving
  • Classroom activities and discussion
  • Oral presentation
  • Health Education lesson presentation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Exposure to Environmental Toxins
  • Fetal/Developmental Origins of Disease
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Use
  • Optimizing Nutrition
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Metabolic Dysfunction
  • Inadequate Physical Activity
  • Acute Illness and Infectious Disease
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • Underserved Populations
  • Social Determinants of Health