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380.768.81 SELECTED TOPICS IN WOMEN’S HEALTH AND WOMEN’S HEALTH POLICY

Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Donna Strobino
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Description:

Discusses major health concerns among women in developed and developing countries within a life course framework that integrates biological determinants of health and the social, cultural and economic contexts of women’s lives. Examines a spectrum of current health and policy concerns, and may include family planning, preventive services for women, chronic disease, migration, gender-based violence, and disability. Also includes historical perspectives and a gender justice framework for viewing health policies.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Assess 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
Describe definitions of women's health in current use and evaluate the applicability of a gender justice framework for viewing women's health policies in developed and developing countries for selected health concerns
Describe current health and policy concerns for selected topics such as family planning, preventive services for women, chronic disease, migration, mental health, gender-based violence, and disability
Compare and contrast varying stakeholder’s perspective on current and critical issues pertaining to women’s health and health policy

Methods of Assessment: 4 assignments at 25% each: interpretation of women’s health data, application of gender justice framework to developing countries, challenges to implementing preventive medicine guidelines, and understanding stakeholders’ views of a controversial topic
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Enrollment Restriction: Students who take 380.667, Women's Health Policy may not take this course.
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail