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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Anne Burke
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Provides a comprehensive presentation of several clinical disease processes affecting women’s health. Topics include hysterectomy, contraception, cervical cancer screening, and incontinence. Uses traditional lecture materials, videos of procedures, and selected journal readings. Focuses not only on the clinical aspect of the disease, but the health policy implications on women’s health.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain clinical conditions affecting women's reproductive health, including but not limited to breast disease, hysterectomy, contraception, and cervical dysplasia
Evaluate the effect of race, socio-economic, and health system structure on outcomes for these conditions
Apply epidemiological and statistical knowledge to critically review published research on a relevant reproductive health condition
Apply principles of women's health policy to major conditions affecting women's reproductive health

Methods of Assessment: Class participation 20%, interim assignments (quizzes and scholarly article review) 30%, final paper 50%.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Friday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 8
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Students are expected to attend all lectures and participate in class discussions of the readings.