Women, Children and Adolescents: A Public Health Approach

SPH MC 725

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of public health and maternal and child health. Using the life course perspective, the course examines how infants, children, women and families develop in the context of biologic and social determinants of health, as they play out over a lifetime and across generations. 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 inequalities 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 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Godley E 111 M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm MC725 meets
Mon 9/14-12/14
and one Sat.,
12/19 from 2
to 4:45 Pm
MED Campus
Class Closed
A1 Godley E 111 S 2:00 pm-4:45 pm MC725 meets
Mon 9/14-12/14
and one Sat.,
12/19 from 2
to 4:45 Pm
MED Campus
Class Closed

SPRG 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Elliott CT 462A R 6:00 pm-9:00 pm MED Campus
Class Closed

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.