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PEDS 51N: How Discovery and Innovation Have Transformed Medicine

Topics include the science behind vaccines and why some refuse vaccination, how antibiotics are discovered and what can be done about increasing resistance to antibiotics, stem cells and their potential use, the role of genomics in modern medicine, development of drugs to treat HIV/AIDS, discovery of surfactant, personal responsibility in health and wellness and how technology relates to the "cost conundrum" of healthcare in the U.S. Appreciate important connections between science, discovery and human health and think critically about the potential impact of new discoveries on life and death, and their ethical and spiritual boundaries.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PEDS 60Q: Famine in the Modern World

This seminar is devoted to an investigation of famine ¿ mass starvation ¿ which throughout recorded history has been more lethal than war. Students will assess the relative weight of natural, economic, and political factors as causes of famine over the past two centuries. Students will acquire a background into the central facts about and controversies surrounding the major famines of modern history. Case studies include the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, the Bengal famine of 1943-44, the Soviet famines of 1921-22 and 1932-33, the Great Famine in China in 1959-61, and the famines in Ethiopia and Somalia since the 1970s.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

PEDS 65N: Understanding Children's Health Disparities

The social and economic factors that affect children and their health status. The principal sources of disparities in the health of children in the U.S. are not biologic, but social and economic. Topics include ethnic, cultural, and behavioral factors that affect children's health, both directly and indirectly; lack of health insurance; and current proposals for health care reform, focusing specifically on how they will impact existing health disparities among children.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Barr, D. (PI)

PEDS 65Q: Understanding Children's Health Disparities

The social and economic factors that affect children and their health status. The principal sources of disparities in the health of children in the U.S. are not biologic, but social and economic. Topics include ethnic, cultural, and behavioral factors that affect children's health, both directly and indirectly; lack of health insurance; and current proposals for health care reform, focusing specifically on how they will impact existing health disparities among children. Includes instruction addressing written assignments and required oral presentations.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, Writing 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

PEDS 102: Pre-field Course for Ghana Impact Abroad in Public Health and Children's Health

Enrollment restricted to undergraduates participating in Impact Abroad's Ghana Program. Focus is on understanding service-learning principles and the historical, social and political context of Ghana's health system.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

PEDS 105: Health Promotion and the Campus Culture (PEDS 215)

Multidisciplinary perspectives of public health and health psychology. The prevalence of health risk behaviors on the contemporary college campus and the challenges of risk reduction. Students apply theoretical frameworks to peer health promotion campus projects. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: consent of instructor prior to first meeting.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

PEDS 106: Exploring Happiness and Health (PEDS 206)

Evidence-based research findings, theoretical concepts and applied experiences related to emotional well-being, and physical and mental health. Topics include basic cognitive neuroscience and psychological research in pro-social emotions, such as gratitude, compassion, forgiveness and mindfulness practice. Course offers lecture, readings, and applied practices that enhance mental health, resiliency and well-being. Emphasis on issues relevant to high-achieving young adults.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

PEDS 116: Alcohol Issues and the Campus Culture

Multidisciplinary perspectives of public health, health psychology, and sociology. The prevalence and scope of alcohol-related problems; challenges of risk reduction and intervention strategies. Students apply theoretical frameworks to alcohol-related research topics and projects. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: consent of instructor following first meeting.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Castro, R. (PI)

PEDS 118: The Art of Creating Digital Health Education Content (PEDS 218)

Online educational content is becoming an increasingly important part of the way in which people learn. This course explores the process of making digital health education videos aimed at effectively supporting the learning of medical students, undergraduates, international community health workers and the general public. Knowing how to engage learners and effectively deliver important health education messages is a fundamental skill for future physicians, teachers and anyone who wishes to promote the health of those around them. Students work on creating their own digital content in pairs, outside of class meetings. Project-specific consultations with the instructor also take place outside of class time. Enrollment in PEDS 218 limited to MD students; undergraduates enroll in PEDS 118.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

PEDS 130: Pediatrics Journal Club (PEDS 230)

Open to MD, graduate, and undergraduate students. Each session focuses on a current article in pediatric medicine. Discussions led by faculty experts in the area covered that session. Topics may range widely, depending on the available lieterature and students' interests. Students are expected to review the chosen article before class and participate in discussion. Discussion includes methodology and statistical analysis of each study and its relevance to pediatric practice.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
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