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380.667.01 Women's Health Policy

Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  9:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Donna Strobino
Course Instructor:



Provides an overview of selected, timely policy issues related to women’s health in both developed and developing countries. Covers the history of selected policy concerns, frameworks for viewing these concerns, and policy concerns related to selected women’s health issues such as family planning, welfare reform, employment and workplace conditions, and disabilities. Topics may change yearly depending on the primacy of the topic or issue.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Desribe and apply general policy orientation to women’s health and definitions of women’s health in current use
  2. Describe and apply a gender justice framework for viewing women’s health policies in developed and developing countries
  3. Describe and apply a policy lens to topics such as work and employment, family planning, disability, intimate partner violence and special populations in developing and developed countries
  4. Describe and apply an understanding of varying stakeholder’s perspectives on current and critical issues pertaining to women’s health policy
Methods of Assessment:

short assignment (20 points); two written assignments (35 points each);class participation (10 points)

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:


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

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

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