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221.627.01 Issues in the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality in Low Income Countries

International Health
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Linda Bartlett
Course Instructors:

Reviews fundamental components of strategies for the reduction of maternal mortality and disease. Topics include reviews of clinical basis of maternal complications, maternal mortality measurement, community-level interventions, behavior change interventions, use of traditional birth attendants and program planning, monitoring and evaluation. Emphasis is on the current strategies believed to be effective, and review of previous strategies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. list causes of maternal and neonatal deaths (from a biological/clinical, social and health systems perspective)
  2. list the key elements of antenatal care, essential obstetric care, essential newborn care, and postpartum care
  3. list and assess different types of interventions and approaches aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality within specific contexts
  4. address issues of monitoring and evaluation of interventions aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality
  5. discuss mechanisms to influence policy
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation, homework assignments and presentation of a designed intervention.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to graduate students.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: