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1 C HILD H EALTH S PECIALIZATION Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program Lorna Colli, Margaret Secord, Alessia Greco, Michael Wong, Magdalena Janus, Mark Lee, Stelios Georgiades, et al.

2 O UTLINE Program Overview Preliminary Planning Curriculum Development (3) Thematic Pillars Curriculum Requirements Experiential & Research Placements Progress to date Challenges & Future Directions Contact

3 P ROGRAM O VERVIEW BHSc. Program Del Harnish and team Inquiry model of learning CHS Objective: Integrate knowledge, research & experience related to child health Develop awareness & understanding of the complexities of child health and development

4 P RELIMINARY P LANNING

5 (3) T HEMATIC P ILLARS Core inquiry-based courses Elective courses focused on various aspects of child health Theoretical & empirical learning Review literature, critical appraisal of research, and develop original research ideas Exposure to children in community setting Integrate & apply prior knowledge and research EDUCATIONRESEARCHEXPERIENTIAL

6 KNOWLEDGE BASIS & COMMUNITY (3) T HEMATIC P ILLARS – F RAMEWORK CHILD HEALTH EDUCATIONRESEARCHEXPERIENTIAL

7 C URRICULUM R EQUIREMENTS Level II 24 units required courses Level III 21 units required courses Level IV 21 units required courses 3 units HTH SCI 2A03 3 units HTH SCI 2E03 3 units HTH SCI 2K03 3 units HTH SCI 2G03 3 units HTH SCI 2J03 6 units HTH SCI 2CH6 3 units HTH SCI 2CH3 6 units elective courses 30 units Level II total 3 units HTH SCI 3G03 3 units HTH SCI 3GG3 9 units HTH SCI 3CH9 6 units HTH SCI 3CH6 9 units elective courses 30 units Level III total 6 units HTH SCI 4CH6 9 units HTH SCI 4A09 or 6 units HTH SCI 4B06 3 units HTH SCI 4X03 3 units HTH SCI 4CH3 (opt.) units elective courses 9-12 units Level IV total

8 C URRICULUM R EQUIREMENTS Level II 24 units required courses Level III 21 units required courses Level IV 21 units required courses 6 units HTH SCI 2CH6 (CHS Inquiry Fundamentals) Inquiry-based model to facilitate students’ learning in the context of child health 3 units HTH SCI 2CH3 (CHS Learning Modules) Foundation of knowledge on child health & development 9 units HTH SCI 3CH9 (CHS Inquiry Intermediate) Inquiry-based model to deepen students’ knowledge & integrate material and experiences 6 units HTH SCI 3CH6 (CHS Research Practicum) Develop & implement an independent project with a community partner 6 units HTH SCI 4CH6 (CHS Inquiry Advanced) 9 units HTH SCI 4A09 or 6 units HTH SCI 4B06 (Thesis or Senior Project) 3 units HTH SCI 4CH3 (opt.) (CHS Education Practicum) Opportunity to experience and facilitate the skill acquisition of their peers in CHS Level II

9 R ESEARCH & E XPERIENTIAL P LACEMENTS Affiliated Services for Children and Youth – Early Words CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research Child Care Centres Hamilton Health Sciences Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board – McMaster Children’s Centre McMaster University Niwasa Aboriginal Education Programs Offord Centre for Child Studies Ontario Early Years Centres Pumpkin Patch Child Care Centre Red Hill Family Centre University of Brighton Woodview Children’s Centre

10 C OLLABORATIVE E XPERTS Dr. Teresa Bennett (Hamilton Health Sciences, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster Children’s Hospital) Dr. Khrista Boylan (Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University, McMaster Children’s Hospital) Dr. Jean Clinton (Community Psychiatrist, Offord Centre for Child Studies) Dr. Briano DiRezze (CanChild, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. Eric Duku (Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. Kathy Georgiades (Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. Stelios Georgiades (Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. Andrea Gonzalez (Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. Jan Willem Gorter (CanChild, McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital) Sue Honeyman (ASD Program Director Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board) Dr. Magdalena Janus (Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. William Mahoney (Hamilton Health Sciences, Offord Centre for Child Studies) Dr. Kathy Ota (University of Brighton, United Kingdom) Dr. Peter Rosenbaum (Pediatrics, CanChild, McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital) Dr. Peter Szatmari (Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. Larry Tuff (Hamilton Health Sciences, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University) Dr. Mike Wong (Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University) James Mountford (Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton)

11 P ROGRESS TO DATE Preliminary Planning Curriculum Development Facilitator/Peer Tutor Training Feedback & Evaluation Cohort (30) Cohort (30) Cohort (?) Present Legend Complete Incomplete Ongoing

12 N OSTALGIA...

13 C HALLENGES & F UTURE D IRECTIONS 1. Human Resources Recruiting instructors, facilitators & peer tutors 2. Funding & Infrastructure Support 3. Curriculum Development & Refinement Adapting inquiry method to context of child health 4 th year elective courses Placements (local and global) 4. Feedback & Evaluation

14 Q UESTIONS.... IDEAS...? Do you want to be part of it?

15 C ONTACT Margaret Secord BHSc (Honours) Program Lorna Colli BHSc (Honours) Program Offord Centre for Child Studies Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences Stelios Georgiades BHSc (Honours) Program Offord Centre for Child Studies Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences


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