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380.667.01 Women's Health Policy

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  9:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Charvonne Holliday
Course Instructor :
Resources:
Prerequisite:

None.

Description:

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 specific policies related to women’s health issues such as family planning, gender-based violence, 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. Discuss aspects of the policy-making process and apply a 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 evaluating women’s health policies and their impact on health and health equity in developed and developing countries
  3. Describe and apply a policy lens to topics such as work and employment, family planning, disability, gender-based 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
  5. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
  6. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
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. Instructor consent required for undergraduate students.

For consent, contact:

cholliday@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

Permission required for registration after the 1st week of add/drop. Instructor consent required for undergraduate students.