380.765.81 Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants and Children
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 4th term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. An introductory course in epidemiology is suggested. Knowledge of statistics and familiarity with research methods is also recommended.
Focuses on the historical problems and interventions associated with infant mortality. Describes the scientific basis for maternal and infant mortality. Analyzes causes and consequences in a population and development of a programmatic and policy approach.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe the scientific basis for infant mortality and for the interventions currently being used to address this problem
- Analyze the causes and consequences of high infant mortality in a population
- Develop programmatic approaches and policies to reduce infant mortality rates in a population
- Methods of Assessment:
Evaluation based on Discussion Forum postings, a midterm writing assignment, and a final writing assignment.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required