This course is designed to prepare students to meet the healthcare needs of children and their families from infancy through adolescence. Physiologic and psychosocial adaptation, safety and infection control, prevention and early detection of illness, and health promotion and maintenance will be emphasized. Pharmacological concepts will be integrated throughout the course. Clinical experience will be provided in a variety of supervised healthcare settings and community sites. 15 weeks: 1.5 class/5 clinical (for 12 weeks)/1.5 lab hours.