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380.666.01 WOMEN'S HEALTH

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Donna Strobino
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Presents an overview of the health status of women, and preventive strategies to improve their health, primarily in developed countries. Topics include physical and mental health problems, health behavior, and where appropriate, gender differences in health problems and health behavior. Discusses risk factors for each, as well as effective preventive interventions for women. Views health issues from biological, social, and life course perspectives.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the health status of women in the United States and other developed countries, including the epidemiology and risk factors for selected health problems
Discuss women’s health and health concerns within the context of a life course framework which addresses the social, cultural and economic contexts in which women live
Evaluate and synthesize the literature related to one of two controversial topics in women's health and present a debate about the topic

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluations based on a group debate/presentation, outline of debate, paper and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
  • Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail