380.664.01 REPRODUCTIVE AND PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
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.
Review the epidemiology of female and male reproduction, including contraception, reproductive associated neoplasias, HIV, STIs, and the epidemiology of pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of biological information on the sociodemographic, behavioral, and biologic risk factors for adverse outcomes, and to review the biologic mechanisms for observed epidemiologic associations. 3. Apply epidemiologic findings to clinical and public health concerns in developed and developing countries. 4. Critically review scientific literature in the field of reproductive and perinatal epidemiology.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
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.
- Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
- Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
340.601 or equivalent