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Women's Health

East Baltimore
3rd term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2015 - 2016
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Michele Decker

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the health status of women in the United States and other developed countries, including the epidemiology and risk factors for selected health problems
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required