Pediatric Health Care
Sample Elective Coursework:
- DIV 7042: Death and Dying
- HDC 6010: Theories of Counseling
- HDC 6320: Theories and Techniques of Counseling with Children and Adolescents
- HDC 6420: Trauma: Impact and Intervention
- *MHS 2510: Caring for Vulnerable Populations
- PSY-GS 8400: Developmental Psychology
- PSY-GS 8100: Behavioral Pediatrics and Child Health Psychology
- PSY-GS 8120: Psychological Interventions with Children
- PSY-PC 7210: Hospitalized Child
- PSY-PC 7500: Special Topics in Psychology and Human Development: Play-Based Approaches to Family Stress and Coping
Sample Practicum Placements:
- Alive Hospice
- Gilda’s Club Nashville
- Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
- Pediatric Palliative Care Team
* Indicates course is available for audit.
Interdisciplinary, Evidence-based Approaches to Serving Students with Severe Disabilities and Special Healthcare Needs
Through integrated coursework, field experiences, and monthly seminars, scholars from the Departments of Special Education (Severe Disabilities program) and Psychology and Human Development (Child Studies program) will be highly qualified to enhance the outcomes of students with severe disabilities and associated medical and health care needs. This Federally funded grant (Office of Special Education Programs) provides scholars with expertise in interdisciplinary practices for students who also present special medical and healthcare needs which, too often, are exhibited by students with severe disabilities. The goal is to provide training in the nature, causes, and sequelae of various severe disability conditions, thereby providing the knowledge and skills in evidence-based interventions to improve the outcomes for these students across settings.
For more information, visit the program page.