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Child Health Epidemiology

East Baltimore
4th Term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year


Are you looking for a course dedicated to the health of children? Childhood health conditions and diseases have implications for health across the life course. Gain understanding of the current health threats to childhood well-being with emphasis on research challenges.
Explores conditions and diseases that compromise children’s health from birth (congenital anomalies) through adolescence (violence/bullying). Presents methodological challenges to estimating the burden of disease, including the strengths and weaknesses of standardized outcome measures. Analyzes preventive strategies and treatment modalities considering the social context of disease. Encourages creative thinking about needed research and discusses the public health implication of childhood disease. Focuses on domestic health but presents data on the global burden of childhood conditions/diseases, when available.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the current health conditions and diseases that threaten childhood well being
  2. Explain methodological challenges in child health epidemiology and how they influence research findings
  3. Critically review epidemiologic research concerning selected child health conditions
  4. Apply epidemiologic considerations to clinical and public health practice
  5. Explain effects of environmental factors on a population’s health
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 40% Group Presentation
  • 40% Paper(s)
  • 10% Discussion Questions
  • 10% Attendance and Class Participation