Selected Topics in Women's Health and Women's Health Policy
- 1st term
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2015 - 2016
- Instruction Method:
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
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, mental health and disability. Also includes historical perspectives and a gender justice framework for viewing health policies.
- Learning Objectives:
- 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 22-25% 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. Class participation (4%) as measured by use of course recorded lectures and attendance of or use of recorded live chats
- Enrollment Restriction:
Students who take 380.667, Women's Health Policy may not take this course.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required