Course: Schools and Health

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Session Topic Objectives

1

Course Overview & Expectations

Relationship Between Schools & Health

Objectives:

  1. To understand the basic structure and content of the Schools and Health Course;
  2. To understand the course expectations regarding grading and assignments;
  3. To understand the current health issues facing school aged children and the links between academic success and health issues; and
  4. To understand how schools, health, and public health intersect and diverge with regard to priorities and accountability, mission, and activities.

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

2

The School Context

Legal Issues in School Health

Objectives:

  1. To understand the organizational contexts in which school health programs operate;
  2. To understand how the education system "culture" shapes school health program structure, function, oversight, and authority;
  3. To understand the legal context in which schools operate; and
  4. To discuss how political, social, economic, and health care issues affect school health programs.

 

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

3

History & Development of School Health

The Coordinated School Health Model

Objectives:

  1. To understand the history and evolution of the school health framework;
  2. To describe the components of the CDC model of Coordinated School Health;
  3. To evaluate the basic principles and infrastructure components necessary for the planning and development of CSHP�s

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

4

Health Services: School Health Nursing

Objectives:

  1. Identify the challenges and opportunities for SHE programs to meet the health and educational needs of students.--how SHS programs contribute to the mission of schools and public health;
  2. Describe how SHS programs function to meet the health needs of students;
  3. Apply the principles of CSHP (collaboration and partnerships) to the day to day activities of SHE programs.

 

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

5

Site Visit 1: School Health Suite

Objectives:

  1. To observe a tradtional school health suite;
  2. To evaluation the similarities and differences between the tradional school health services suite and SBS's;
  3. To understand the challenges and opportunities for school health services programs to contriute to the health and academic wellbeing of students.

Site Visit

6

Health Services: School-Based Health Centers

Objectives:

  1. Explain how the changing health/ health care system and educational needs of children gave rise to the evolution of SBHC's;
  2. Identify the organizational and infrastructure challenges for SBHC programs;
  3. Analyze principles of health care reform and how it presents opportunities for SBHC's.

Lecture (not currently available)

Reading

Discussion

7

Site Visit 2: School-Based Health Centers

Site Visit

8

Health Education

Lecture (not currently available)

Reading

Discussion

9

Nutrition

School Wellness Policies

Objectives:

  1. To become familiar with the structure, function, and management of school nutrition programs;
  2. To discuss the role of schools in obesity prevention; and
  3. To discuss the potential impact of recent initiatives to improve the quality of school nutrition programs, specifically wellness policies.

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

10

Site Visit Presentations

Objectives:

  1. To analyze the differences and similarities between SHS suites and SBHC's;
  2. To discuss the ways the SHS programs contribute to the health and academic outcomes for students; and
  3. To apply the principles of CSHP to one component of the CSHP model.

Presentations

Reading

Discussion

Health Problem Analysis Topics Due

11

Physical Education

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

12

Counseling & Psychological Services

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

13

Health School Environment

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

14

Family & Community Partnerships

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

15

Staff Wellness

Lecture

Reading

Discussion

16

Research in Schools

Evaluation of School Health Programs

Journal Club Discussion

Reading