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Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

East Baltimore
4th term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
4 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Caroline Moreau

340.721.60, 340.721.81; 340.751 or 340.601 or equivalent


Focuses on current research, controversial issues and methodological approaches about the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Selected topics include, but are not limited to, conception, infertility, contraception, hormone supplementation, reproductive related cancers, complications of pregnancy, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Includes short lectures on selected topics, followed by student-directed discussion of research readings and their public health implications.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Review the fundamental biologic and methodological underpinnings of reproduction health concerns and pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
  2. Apply key conceptual paradigms and methodological challenges in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology and evaluate how they affect study findings about selected outcomes
  3. Evaluate the contribution of sociodemographic, behavioral, and biologic risk factors for adverse outcomes, and the mechanisms for observed epidemiologic associations
  4. Critically review epidemiologic research about selected reproduction health concerns and of pregnancy and perinatal outcomes and different forms of evidence in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology
  5. Apply the findings of epidemiologic findings and concepts to clinical and public health policies and controversies.
  6. Explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% Individual Paper Assignment 1
  • 30% Individual Paper Assignment 2
  • 20% Group Work
  • 20% Discussion

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:


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Special Comments:

Permission required for registration after the 1st week of add/drop.