Women, Children and Adolescents: A Public Health Approach
SPH MC 725
Women, Children and Adolescents: Public Health Approaches This course introduces students to the principles and practices of public health and maternal and child health. Using the life-course perspective, this course examines the social determinants of health and development of women, infants, children and adolescents. Selected current topics, such as asthma, adolescent pregnancy, infant mortality, and childhood obesity, are studied in depth and used to illustrate how problems are understood, their distribution in diverse populations, and the content and quality of programs required to address them. Throughout the course, special attention is given to the impact of poverty, poor access to health care, and racial inequities on the health of families, as well as to the strengths that individuals and communities bring to the creation of solutions. By the end of the course students will be able to formulate an MCH-related public health question, conduct and write a literature review, and write a policy memo. MC725 is the first required course in the MCH sequence.
FALL 2014 Schedule
|A1||Godley||M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm||MED Campus|