Course: HSCI 365LS. Health Science for Liberal Studies ITEP (2)
This course is designed for the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP). The course focuses on how overall health and well-being affect successful learning experiences in the elementary-school child. Topics of discussion include morbidity and mortality among children, including the impact of issues such as nutrition, substance abuse, child abuse, accidents and chronic and infectious diseases. The key roles and responsibilities that elementary-school personnel acting in loco parentis have in promoting the health and well-being of children are explored. Additional emphases include the teaching of health science subject matter in the elementary-school classroom. Lesson planning strategies are developed that emphasize health standards, multiple intelligences and varied instructional resources/practices.