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Medical Aspects of Illness: A Child Life Perspective

This course provides students with an understanding of the pathological of a wide range of medical conditions that most frequently affect children and youth. Fundamental to understanding disability and illness is the necessity of having knowledge about the physical, neurological, and chemical roots of medical conditions that are alternately congenital, acquired, or genetic in their origin. Students will be introduced to research findings and standard practices of medical interventions and preparations for conditions highlighted in the course. Prerequisite: EDUC 500.