Course: Life Course Perspectives on Health

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Life Course Perspectives on Health

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Course

Instructors:

Robert Blum and M.E. Hughes

Originally Offered :

Fall 2011

Offered By:

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Course Number:

380.604.81



Description:

Teaches students to frame public health issues using a life course perspective. Introduces and examines basic principles of human development across the life span, from the prenatal period through senescence, and the idea that health outcomes reflect developmental processes. Provides a conceptual framework with which to understand the interrelationships among biological, psychological, and social factors and their influence on development and health. Also illustrates the application of this perspective to gain a critical understanding of public health issues.