ANT380H5S - Special Topic in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (SCI)

Topic Title:

Child Health and Development in Biocultural Perspective

Course Description:

This course is intended to give students an introduction to child health and development with a focus on the interaction of biological, social, cultural and environmental determinants of health in past and present human populations. We will explore child health (physical, mental, social) through the prenatal, birth, infancy, childhood, juvenile and adolescent stages of human growth and development. Students will research current issues in child health, focusing on social determinants of health and health disparities. This course will emphasize the role of applied biological anthropology and the importance of cross-cultural communication in health promotion, disease prevention and supportive programs at different stages of a child’s life.

Pre-requisites:

ANT202H5 or ANT203H5 or ANT205H5