The Health of Adolescents and Emerging Adults

SPH MC 795

This course equips advanced undergraduates and Master's students from all departments and disciplines to examine the public health challenges presented by adolescents. The course begins with an introduction to adolescent development (i.e., in terms of biology, behavior, social roles, and psychology), and also reviews basic themes of public health (i.e., a public health approach, the social ecological framework). The course continues with in-depth review of the prevalence and causes of several key risk behaviors and health problems among adolescents, including: unintentional injury, sexual risk behaviors, suicide and mental health, obesity, multiple types of violence, and substance use. The course also reviews: health policy, school health, the role of the media on adolescent health, and issues in adolescent health research. Class sessions involve a variety of formats including small group work, lecture and discussion, activities, and debates.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Lanham CT 462 W 2:00 pm-4:45 pm Prereq: SPH
Bs or EP core,
or equivalent
courses.
MED Campus
Class Closed

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