MCHP 201.

Emerging Health Issues in Maternal and Child Health (2). This course purpose is for students to develop a working knowledge of the health issues facing mothers and children, primarily in the United States. Following this introduction to key elements/issues in the field, the course will cover the major health  problems,  programs,  and  policies  of  different  groups  of  women  and children. Individual and family factors will be examined. General public health principles as they apply to children and families will be discussed. Contemporary public health dilemmas will be examined through case studies, classroom discussions and focused readings. The course will concluded with an introduction to the concepts of health disparities. This course includes an integrated learning laboratory component. Students will engaged in hands-on application of the basic concepts learned through integrated learning and self-reflection. Lab hours included