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Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Caroline Moreau
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

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 Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on presentations, written assignments, and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Explanation: Permission required for registration after the 1st week of add/drop.

For consent, contact:

340.601 or equivalent

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Permission required for registration after the 1st week of add/drop.