Course: Child Health and Development

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1 Course Description

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the critical processes of normal and abnormal development during the first decade of life
  • Understand the major determinants of healthy development during the first decade of life
  • Apply developmental theory to an understanding of children's interventions and supports
  • Acquire skills needed to effectively communicate about child health and development to policy makers and the public
Lecture 1

 

2 Language and Conceptual Framework for Early Child Development Lecture 2

Readings

3 Phycial Growth During the First Decade of Life Lecture 3

Readings

4 The Epidemiology of Child Health: Domestic and Global Perspectives

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of child health status from a global perspective
  • Discuss strategies for achieving Millennium Development Goal 4
Lecture 4

Readings

LiveTalk 1: Discussion Groups on Early Childhood Development

5 Neurodevelopment in the First Decade of Life Lecture 5

Readings

6 Emerging Self-Regulation: Temperment, Emotions, and Biological Sensitivity to Content

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the function of early emotions and the developmental phases of self regulation
  • Define temperament and the current theoretical perspectives
  • Describe intrinsic and extrinsic influences on infant regulatory development; Further, how does biological sensitivity to context impact the development of self regulation?

Lecture 6

Video: The Baby Human

Readings

7 Early Executive Functions: Self-Regulation, Effort Control, Impulse Control, and Attention

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define the executive functions and how these evolve at each stage of growth
  • Understand executive function and emotional, cognitive, and social growth
  • Describe the interaction between executive function and attention control
  • Describe executive dysfunction
  • Describe interventions that focus on training elements of executive functions and reduce dysfunction
Lecture 7

Readings

8 Cognitive, Moral, and Social Development in Childhood, Part I

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the major cognitive, social, emotional, and moral developmental theories List the stages of abnormal behavioral development
  • Describe interventions and programs that promote positive cognitive, social, and emotional development
  • Describe interventions that reduce negative behavioral trajectories in children
Lecture 8

Readings

9 Cognitive, Moral, and Social Development in Childhood, Part II

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • The major cognitive, social, emotional and moral developmental theories
  • The stages of abnormal behavioral development
  • Interventions and programs that promote positive cognitive, social and emotional development
  • Interventions that reduce children�s negative behavioral trajectory into the future
Lecture 9

Readings

LiveTalk 2: Discussion Groups on Cognitive, Moral, and Social Development Interventions

10 Effective Early Child Development Interventions

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • List the long-term benefits of early child interventions
  • Discuss early childhood interventions from a cost-benefit perspective
Lecture 10

Readings

11 Research Briefs: Converting Data to Have an Impact The Art and Craft of Policy Briefs Video

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12 Growing Up in Toxic Environments Lecture 12

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13 Attachment Theory and Attachment-Based Interventions Lecture 13

Attachment Video

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14 Maternal Despression and Its Consequences for Children and Families

After listening to, viewing, and studying the materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the key aspects of depression and its public health impact
  • Relate the effects of depression to the development of family interaction cycles and the foundations of healthy child development
  • Articulate the effectiveness of treatment and the critical importance of prevention
  • Envision how medical and public health approaches can be integrated to better screen for and treat depression, especially in the perinatal period
  • Begin to imagine how you can contribute to the prevention of depression, especially across generations
Lecture 14 (not yet available)

Readings

15 Effective Interventions that Improve Child Health and Development LiveTalk 3
16 Presentation of Research Briefs LiveTalk 4