380.664.01 REPRODUCTIVE AND PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 4th term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 1:30 - 3:20pm
340.601 or equivalent
Focuses on current research, controversial issues and methodological approaches about the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Selected topics include, but are not limited to, conception, infertility, contraception, hormone supplementation, reproductive related cancers, complications of pregnancy, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Includes short lectures on selected topics, followed by student-directed discussion of research readings and their public health implications.
- Learning Objectives:
- Review the fundamental biologic and methodological underpinnings of reproduction health concerns and pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
- Identify key conceptual paradigms and methodological challenges in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology and evaluate how they affect study findings about selected outcomes
- Evaluate the contribution of sociodemographic, behavioral, and biologic risk factors for adverse outcomes, and to review the mechanisms for observed epidemiologic associations
- Critically review epidemiologic research about selected reproduction health concerns and of pregnancy and perinatal outcomes and different forms of evidence in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology
- Apply the findings of epidemiologic findings and concepts to clinical and public health policies and controversies.
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on presentations, written assignments, and class participation.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required