The Development and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary On-line Academic Course Using the Life Course Perspective

September 23, 2013

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW PPC) provides interdisciplinary leadership training for graduate students and postgraduate professionals. The training includes a three-credit on-line course entitled Interdisciplinary Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs. This paper describes the course, the content and organization of which was guided by the life course perspective (LCP). The UW PPC team used the LCP to guide course organization, content development, and evaluation approaches. UW PPC trainees took responsibility for content areas, performed literature reviews and reviews of resources, and suggested student activities. Course content was focused on the child with special health care needs (CSHCN) embedded in contextual environments of family, community, culture, and larger social and public policy arenas.

The full article is published in the Maternal and Chlid Health Journal, May 2013. Authors include: Lori S. Anderson, Mary Schroth, Mary Marcus, Craig Becker, Darci Pfeil, Rhonda Yngsdal-Krenz, Debra Silvis, Candace Drier, and Hannah Marshall.