Certified in Child Health (DCH)

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The early years of a child’s life are very important for his or her health and developmentHealthy development means that children of all abilities, including those with special health care needs, are able to grow up where their social, emotional and educational needs are met.

What Will You Learn?

  • Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the critical domains of health and development during early and middle childhood
  • Apply developmental theory and research methods to a discussion of children's well-being
  • • Explain the major determinants of health and development during childhood
  • Acquire skills needed to effectively communicate about child health and development research to policy makers and the public

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

  • Language and Conceptual Framework for Early Child Development
  • Physical Growth During the First Decade of Life
  • Diseases of the Children
  • Neonatology
  • Assignments

Module 2

  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition
  • Growth and Development
  • Assignments

Module 3

  • Preventive and Social Pediatrics
  • Growing Up in Toxic Environments
  • Maternal Depression and Its Consequences for Children and Families
  • Assignments


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