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1 Child Health Specialization
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program Lorna Colli, Margaret Secord, Alessia Greco, Michael Wong, Magdalena Janus, Mark Lee, Stelios Georgiades, et al.

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

3 Program Overview BHSc. Program Inquiry model of learning
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 Preliminary Planning

5 1 2 3 (3) Thematic Pillars Core inquiry-based courses
Elective courses focused on various aspects of child health EDUCATION Theoretical & empirical learning Review literature, critical appraisal of research, and develop original research ideas RESEARCH Exposure to children in community setting Integrate & apply prior knowledge and research EXPERIENTIAL

6 (3) Thematic Pillars – Framework
CHILD HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH EXPERIENTIAL KNOWLEDGE BASIS & COMMUNITY

7 Curriculum Requirements
Level II 24 units required courses Level III 21 units required courses Level IV 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.) 21-18 units elective courses 9-12 units Level IV total

8 Curriculum Requirements
Level II 24 units required courses Level III 21 units required courses Level IV 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 advanced

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

10 Collaborative Experts
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 Progress to date 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Legend Preliminary Planning
Present 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Preliminary Planning Curriculum Development Facilitator/Peer Tutor Training Feedback & Evaluation Cohort (30) Cohort (30) Cohort (?) Legend Complete Incomplete Ongoing

12 Nostalgia...

13 Challenges & Future Directions
Human Resources Recruiting instructors, facilitators & peer tutors Funding & Infrastructure Support Curriculum Development & Refinement Adapting inquiry method to context of child health 4th year elective courses Placements (local and global) Feedback & Evaluation

14 Do you want to be part of it?
Questions....ideas...? Do you want to be part of it?

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


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