120.620.01/120.620.81–Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology (J. Evans, P. Jordan, W. Wright) Addresses the basic biological mechanisms that underlie male and female reproduction and that pertain to reproductive health issues, such as contraception, infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive aging.
380.661.01 – Clinical Aspects of Maternal and Newborn Health (D. Strobino) Presents morbidity and mortality in the mother, fetus, and newborn and the health care practices utilized to prevent, diagnose, and treat this morbidity. Guest speakers in clinical care present lectures from the clinical perspective; course instructors present the public health perspective.
380.662 – Critiquing the Research Literature in Maternal, Neonatal and Reproductive Health (D. Strobino) Discusses the sources of data and analytic and conceptual basis for methodological approaches to the study of maternal, neonatal, and reproductive health. Critically evaluates selected research articles in maternal, neonatal, and reproductive health.
380.663.01 – Gender-based Violence Research, Practice and Policy (M. Decker) Explores gender-based violence (GBV), including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and sex trafficking. Topics include the following as they relate to GBV: epidemiology, theoretical frameworks, structural risks and gender equity, policy, prevention and intervention, perpetrators, populations with unique needs, and health consequences spanning sexual and reproductive health, STI, and HIV. Prepares students to undertake meaningful scholarly, community-based, programmatic or policy work in the field. The course emphasizes active learning and facilitates application of knowledge and skills gained to real world issues.
380.664.01 – Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (C. Moreau, D. Strobino) 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.
380.666.01 – Women’s Health (M. Decker) Presents an overview of the health status of women, and preventive strategies to improve their health, primarily in developed countries. Topics include physical and mental health problems, health behavior, and where appropriate, gender differences in health problems and health behavior. Discusses risk factors for each, as well as effective preventive interventions for women. Views health issues from biological, social, and life course perspectives.
380.667.01 – Women’s Health Policy (D. Strobino) 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 policy concerns related to selected women’s health issues such as family planning, welfare reform, employment and workplace conditions, and disabilities. Topics may change yearly depending on the primacy of the topic or issue.
380.760.01 – Clinical Aspects of Reproductive Health (A. Burke) Provides a comprehensive presentation of several clinical disease processes affecting women’s health. Topics include hysterectomy, contraception, cervical cancer screening, and incontinence. Uses traditional lecture materials, videos of procedures, and selected journal readings. Focuses not only on the clinical aspect of the disease, but the health policy implications on women’s health.
380.762.81 – HIV Infection in Women, Children and Adolescents (H. Brahmbhatt) Presents the epidemiology of AIDS and HIV infection, risk factors, and social context for women, children, and adolescents, demonstrating how the epidemic in these three populations are linked biologically, epidemically, socially, and politically. Discusses prevention issues, the theoretical bases of prevention programs, and programatic and policy issues. Emphasizes the epidemiological and behavioral factors that have shaped the current epidemic of HIV infection. Expert guest speakers present their work.
380.768.81 – Selected Topics in Women’s Health and Women’s Health Policy (D. Strobino, H. Lantos) Discusses major health concerns among women in developed and developing countries within a life course framework that integrates biological determinants of health and the social, cultural and economic contexts of women’s lives. Examines a spectrum of current health and policy concerns, and may include family planning, preventive services for women, chronic disease, migration, gender-based violence, and disability. Also includes historical perspectives and a gender justice framework for viewing health policies.
380.771.01 – Understanding International Reproductive Health Policy (D. Gillespie, B. Fredrick) Introduces students to policy analysis and issues in reproductive health, concentrating on international family planning. Students learn how to analyze policy-making processes and ways to influence these processes through evidence-based advocacy. Uses case studies to analyze past and current global, national and subnational policies. Focuses especially on FP2020, the international initiative launched at the London Summit on Family Planning in 2012. The instructors present an “insider’s” perspective from their broad advocacy experience and achievements of Advance Family Planning (AFP), an evidence-based, multi-country advocacy initiative of the Gates Institute on Population and Reproductive Health. Focuses on training in the AFP approach to advocacy strategy development, implementation, and evaluation.
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