Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants and Children
- 4th term
- Population, Family and Reproductive Health
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- Instruction Method:
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
- Discuss the epidemiology of infant health outcomes
- Analyze the causes and consequences of high infant mortality in a population
- Develop and critically appraise 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