Skip Navigation

Course Directory

Using Data to Inform Family Planning Policies

Summer Inst. term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Tue 06/08/2021 - Thu 06/17/2021
Class Times:
In addition to noted meeting times, students will be expected to watch 6 hours of online lectures.
  • Tu Th,  7:00 - 9:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Celia Karp
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Do you want to learn more about the programs and policies that enable millions of women around the world to plan their families?

Introduces the strategic development, organization, and management of nationally-organized, voluntary, family planning programs in low-income countries. Covers rationales advanced for national family planning policies and programs; using data to identify possible interventions; components of high-quality service delivery; and the role of evidence, ethics, and stakeholder priorities in the development of family planning programs.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Articulate the different rationales used to promote and sponsor nationally-organized family planning programs
  2. Identify policy, supply, and demand interventions and gaps based on review of FP data
  3. Specify the key components and high impact practices that characterize a high-quality service delivery program
  4. Discuss the role of evidence, ethics, and stakeholder priorities in the formulation of family planning policies
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 15% Participation
  • 50% Final Paper
  • 15% Exam(s)
  • 20% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required