Course: Adolescent Health and Development

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Schedule


Session Topic Activities
Assignments
Midterm Take home covering lectures 1-10
Final Paper addressing a problem in adolescent public health
Week 1
0 Introduction—Welcome to Adolescent Health and Development Lecture 0
1 Adolescence: A Field of Study Lecture 1
2 The History of Adolescence in the United States Lecture 2
Week 2
3 Adolescent Development: Physical and Psychological Lecture 3

Reading

4 Adolescent Brain Development Lecture 4

Reading

Week 3
5 Adolescent Risk Taking and Decision Making Lecture 5

Reading

6 Adolescence in the Family Lecture 6

Reading

Week 4
7 Social Capital: The Untapped Power of Schools to Improve the Health of Youth Lecture 7

Reading

8 Resilience in Adolescence Lecture 8

Reading

LiveTalk 1 Discussion
Week 5
9 Adolescent Trends: United States Lecture 9

Reading

10 Adolescent Trends: Global Lecture 10

Reading

Week 6
11 Depression and Suicidality among Adolescents Lecture 11

Reading

12 Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse Lecture 12

Reading
LiveTalk 2 Discussion
Week 7
13 Juvenile Violence Lecture 13

Reading

14 Obesity in Adolescence Lecture 14

Reading

Week 8
15 Adolescent Reproductive Health and Behavior Lecture 15

Reading

16 Effective Programs for Youth Lecture 16

Reading
LiveTalk 3 Discussion