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Spring 1 2010

Dr. R. Samuels, Dr. J. Palfrey, Dr. K. Wilson
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. Two 2-hour session each week.

This course is intended to provide an in-depth study of some of the ways society effects children's health in the United States. Issues covered include: the effects of poverty on health and public policy impact on chronic illness. Other areas covered will be determined by the students and include ethnicity, violence, families, HIV and drug abuse. Students will narrow the focus of the broad topic to an area they are interested in presenting to the class.
Course Note: The course is intended for students of a broad range of disciplines interested in child health issues, who have not necessarily had extensive training in maternal and child health. Minimum enrollment of 8, maximum enrollment of 18, instructor's signature required. No auditors.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2009

Dr. J. Palfrey, Dr. R. Samuels
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. Two 2-hour session each week.

This course is intended to provide an in-depth study of some of the ways society effects children's health in the United States. Issues covered include: the effects of poverty on health and public policy impact on chronic illness. Other areas covered will be determined by the students and include ethnicity, violence, families, HIV and drug abuse. Students will narrow the focus of the broad topic to an area they are interested in presenting to the class.
Course Note: The course is intended for students of a broad range of disciplines interested in child health issues, who have not necessarily had extensive training in maternal and child health. Minimum enrollment of 8, maximum enrollment of 18, instructor's signature required. No auditors.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2008

Dr. J. Palfrey, Dr. R. Samuels
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. One 4-hour session each week.

This course is intended to provide an in-depth study of some of the ways society effects children's health in the United States. Issues covered include: the effects of poverty on health and public policy impact on chronic illness. Other areas covered will be determined by the students and include ethnicity, violence, families, HIV and drug abuse. Students will narrow the focus of the broad topic to an area they are interested in presenting to the class.
Course Note: The course is intended for students of a broad range of disciplines interested in child health issues, who have not necessarily had extensive training in maternal and child health. Minimum enrollment of 8, maximum enrollment of 18, instructor's signature required. No auditors. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2007

Dr. J. Palfrey, Dr. R. Samuels
2.5 credits
Lectures, seminars. One 4-hour session each week.

This course is intended to provide an in-depth study of some of the ways society effects children's health in the United States. Issues covered include: the effects of poverty on health and public policy impact on chronic illness. Other areas covered will be determined by the students and include ethnicity, violence, families, HIV and drug abuse. Students will narrow the focus of the broad topic to an area they are interested in presenting to the class.
Course Note: The course is intended for students of a broad range of disciplines interested in child health issues, who have not necessarily had extensive training in maternal and child health. Minimum enrollment of 8, maximum enrollment of 18, instructor's signature required. No auditors. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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