- 380.641 – Prenatal and Infant Growth & Development (J. DiPietro, D. Paige)
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.
- 380.661 – Clinical Aspects of Maternal and Neonatal Health (D. Strobino)
Presents morbidity and mortality in the mother, fetus, and newborn and the health care practices utilized to prevent, diagnose, and treat this morbidity. Guest speakers in clinical care present lectures from the clinical perspective; course instructors present the public health perspective.
- 380.765.81 – Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants, and Children (M. Hawkins) Focuses on the historical problems and interventions associated with infant mortality. Describes the scientific basis for infant mortality and analyzes causes and consequences in a population and development of a programmatic and policy approach.
- Child Health Epidemiology – Trends, Impact of Interventions, and Controversies (P. Donohue) (planned course)
Focuses on current trends in childhood morbidity and mortality, treatment and prevention, and impact on systems of care. Selected topics will include but not be limited to asthma, complex chronic conditions, preterm birth, injury, congenital malformations, and allergies. Includes short lectures, expert guest speakers including parents of affected children, and student-directed discussion of research readings and their public health implications.
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