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COURSE OUTLINE

Course Population and Developmental Health (2016-2017)


Code / Version SOCS74000 (100)

Total Hours 45

Credits 3

PreRequisite(s) ECE71000 (100) Human Growth Early Yrs


and ECE71030 (100) Human Growth Later Yrs
CoRequisite(s)

Course Description
Building upon concepts introduced in Human Growth and Development and carried out throughout the program, students will integrate their
knowledge of development, social factors, and developmental health. Within a multiple perspective framework, students will identify, analyze,
and critique how early experiences, and community programs contribute to individual and community developmental health.

PLAR Eligible: Yes

Course Outcomes
Successful completion of this course will enable the student to:
1. Utilize evidence to identify social conditions that affect developmental and population health
2. Analyze the interrelationship between individual development and social, economic, and psychosocial gradients
3. Critique societal and community influence on individual coping and competence
4. Analyze the relationship between early learning and care, education and community programs on developmental health
5. Discuss mechanisms of human brain development
6. Analyze cultural variation in developmental and population health
7. Explore population based practices that are conducive to the creation and sustainability of healthy communities

Essential Employability Skills addressed in this course Taught Reinforced Assessed


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Communication Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the X X
written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose
and meets the needs of the audience
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Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a X
manner that ensures effective communication
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Numeracy Execute mathematical operations accurately
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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Apply a systematic approach to solve problems X X
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Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve X X
problems
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Information Management Locate, select, organize, and document information using X
appropriate technology and information systems
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Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a X X
variety of sources
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Interpersonal Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief X
systems, and contributions of others
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Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that X
contribute to effective working relationships and the
achievement of goals
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Personal Manage the use of time and other resources to complete X
projects
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Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and X
consequences

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COURSE OUTLINE
Course Population and Developmental Health (2016-2017)
Code / Version SOCS74000 (100)

Unit Outcomes
Successful completion of the following units will enable the student to:
1.0 Introduction to Population Health and Development
1.1 Recall the social determinants of health in the Canadian context
1.2 Explain the complexities within the social determinants of health in the Canadian context
1.3 Describe the impact of the social determinants of health on individuals and the community
1.4 Examine the influence of conditions such as cultural variation, social status, living conditions, and overall health that affect
individual and community well-being
2.0 Human Brain Development and the Environment
2.1 Describe the mechanisms of human brain development in the context of lifespan development
2.2 Explain the biological progression of human brain development to further inform the significance of developmental health in
individuals and in the community
2.3 Justify the significance of brain growth spurts and the influence on developmental health in individuals and in the community
2.4 Analyze the interconnected nature of brain development and the influence of the environment in relation to developmental
health
2.5 Evaluate research evidence to support the necessity of understanding brain development and the connections to individual and
population health
3.0 Interrelationships Between Individual Development and Social Factors
3.1 Describe salient theories from mulitiple perspectives that contribute to individual and community developmental health
3.2 Examine the significance of individual development, social, economic, and psychosocial gradients on developmental health
3.3 Propose how external variables have the capacity to influence individual and community health
4.0 Societal and Community Influences on Individual Health Literacy
4.1 Identify the impact of early experiences on individual and community developmental health
4.2 Describe the importance of child development and health preservation
4.3 Analyze the relationship between early learning, education, and community programs on developmental health
5.0 Health and the Influence of Education
5.1 Identify key partners in the creation of developmental health for individuals and communities
5.2 Differentiate the roles of early learning experiences, education, and the community to foster developmental health
5.3 Articulate the continuum of early childhood education to foster individual and community health and wellness
5.4 Critique the strategies to foster health literacy to support individual and community health
5.5 Propose solutions using evidence to explain educational foundations of life-long health
6.0 Creating Sustainable Communities
6.1 Explain population based practices that are conducive to the creation and sustainability of healthy individuals and communities
6.2 Analyze forms of social exclusion that prevent individuals and communities from receiving health information, education, and
services
6.3 Compose strategies for social action to support awareness and education on the social determinants of health
6.4 Hypothesize strategies to improve individual and population health in the community

Required Student Resources

Raphael, D. (2016). Social Determinants of Health. Canadian Perspectives. (3rd). Canadian Scholars Press.

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COURSE OUTLINE
Course Population and Developmental Health (2016-2017)
Code / Version SOCS74000 (100)

Optional Student Resources

Evaluation

The minimum passing grade for this course is 60 (C).

In order to successfully complete this course, the student is required to meet the following evaluation criteria:

Mid-term 30.00

Assignment 1 20.00

Assignment 2 20.00
Final Exam 30.00

100.00 %

Other

Conestoga College is committed to providing academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Please contact the
Accessibility Services Office.

Prepared By Catherine O'Toole and Taunya Wideman-Johnston

School Health & Life Sciences & Community Services

Date 2016-06-17 Conestoga ITAL

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