329 Syllabus Sp 08

329 Syllabus Sp 08 - The University of Texas at Austin...

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The University of Texas at Austin Department of Kinesiology and Health Education College of Education HED 329: CHILD and ADOLESCENT HEALTH Spring, 2008 Unique # 10510 = 12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday BEL 328 Instructor: Fred L. Peterson, Ph.D. Associate Professor Child, Adolescent, and School Health Teaching Assistant: Kelly A. Welsh, M.S. Doctoral Graduate Student Health Education Office Hours: Dr. Peterson: Bellmont Hall 508 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 232-5877 : [email protected] Kelly Welsh: Bellmont Hall 412 Tuesdays: 11:00 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 3:00 p.m. Wednesday: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 232-5560: [email protected] Course Description This course is designed for students who are interested in promoting the health of youth, as well as those students pursuing academic training in Elementary and Secondary Education. It also is designed for school and community health practitioners. The primary goal of this course to improve the health literacy of teachers and health promotion specialists through understanding and application of evidence-based child and adolescent health promotion concepts. This goal will be established through the development of a strong understanding of the foundations of child, adolescent, and school health; health education; and the biological, environmental, and behavioral health determinants of youth health. Prominent health risk behaviors established during youth, that increase the risk of morbidity and mortality, will be of special interest. Another goal is to improve students’ understanding and application of personal health and wellness information. A special focus this semester will be on 1. The role of risk-taking in one’s life. 2. Environmental Health Advocacy 1
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Course Materials Selected course materials for class this semester will be available at the University of Texas HED 329 Blackboard web site - http://courses.utexas.edu/ All course materials are available on Blackboard including the course syllabus, lecture outline, handouts, and PowerPoint lecture presentations. These materials may be reviewed, downloaded, and printed. Welcome to HED 329: Child and Adolescent Health! You have enrolled in a course that is designed to be useful for those working in school, community, and clinical settings. The broad discipline of Child and Adolescent Health is approached in a non-traditional manner. Rather than focusing on traditional health pedagogy information such as teaching methods, lesson plans, curriculum design, and health education topics (drugs, nutrition, sexuality, hygiene), or clinical disease information, this course approaches the preparation of health and education professionals via an evidence-based biologic-behavioral-environmental health paradigm (see logic framework diagram). The CAH Logic Framework Diagram portrays - in a holistic fashion - the relationship between child and adolescent health research, information, and application in professional practice. It is
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