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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:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Meredith Matone
Course Instructor :
  • Meredith Matone

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:

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

  1. Describe the scientific basis for infant mortality
  2. Discuss the epidemiology of infant health outcomes
  3. Analyze the causes and consequences of high infant mortality in a population
  4. 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