Student Centered Learning Modules in the MCH Classroom

As developed by:

Sophie Godley, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs
Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
 
 
An archive of the webinar on Student Centered Learning Modules in the MCH Classroom is available HERE.
 
Module One: Academic Writing and Public Health Writing Workshop
This is a progressive writing activity that is designed to be done during class. The activity allows teaching faculty the opportunity to work with students on their public health writing skills.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
Module Two: MCH in the US: Definitions, Title V, and the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
This activity was designed for use in a general survey course on domestic maternal and child health. As a pre-assignment for the course, students are assigned to read the following: LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole. Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx. New York: Scribner, 2003.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
Module Three: Being RIGHT is Not Enough: A Communications and Strategy Session
This activity is designed to allow students to experience the tension between knowing the effectiveness of public health interventions aimed at a particular issue in maternal and child health and effectively communicating complex public health messages to the public. The activity provides an examination of a community strategy to increase breast-feeding rates – particularly among vulnerable populations.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
Module Four: Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention Global and Domestic Responses
The Circumcision Structured Debate is intended to elicit deep thinking from students about a controversial and important topic. It raises key maternal and child health issues, including appropriate analyses of data, differing indications for global and domestic policy, religious views, and family structures in the maternal and child health field.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
Module Five: Understanding Teen Dating in 2013
This activity is designed to be done during class, allowing teaching faculty the opportunity to engage students in conversation and discussion. Ideally, students will debate the outcomes and be able to articulate their thoughts and ideas about these “labels.” Peer-to-peer learning is also encouraged.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
  4. Additional Materials
Module Six: Understanding Racial Justice Framing In Maternal and Child Health
This activity is designed to be done during class, allowing teaching faculty the opportunity to coach and assist students who may struggle with this material. The activity is intended to bring to light issues of race as they pertain to maternal and child health and the critical importance of understanding racial framing.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
  4. Additional Materials
Module Seven: Fetal Infant Mortality Community Review
The Fetal Infant Mortality Review simulation is a challenging group activity. It requires strong facilitation and guidance from teaching faculty.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. Student Sheet
Note: there is no PowerPoint with Module Seven
Module Eight: Teaching Life Course in Maternal and Child Health
Understanding the Life Course perspective is critical for students enrolled in a maternal and child health course. Yet even some advanced students struggle to fully understand the perspective. This assignment allows students to examine one health issue in maternal and child health from the life course perspective.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
Module Nine: Planning for Birth: Choices and Policies
The activity works when students are allowed to experience the frustration of planning for something and then having it all fall apart.
  1. Overview/Teaching Notes
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Student Sheet
  4. Additional Materials