2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHLTH 3300 Child and Adolescent Health

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of health and nutrition in childhood and early adolescence. Through the use of text and journal readings, films, and case studies, students will explore illness and health promotion, protection, and disease prevention strategies related to these populations. Topic areas will include but are not limited to chronic conditions affecting children; the identification and management of communicable and acute illness; vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization regulations; childhood and adolescent stressors and stress management; nutritional needs and health risks influenced by diet; dental and oral problems; and the effects of environment on child health. Some background in health or human biology preferred but not required.