units

MPH2050

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Term 2 2012 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)TBC

Synopsis

Overview of women and children's health in resource poor settings with a life cycle approach. Includes health status of women and children and policy trends; analysis of determinants of women and children's health in poor communities; intorduction of concepts in planning, implementation, management and evaluation of effective strategies; gender analysis; reproductive health; maternal and neonatal health; children's rights and healthy ageing.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students, will be able to:

  1. Understand the place of women's and children's health on the international health agenda, and influences on policy development;
  2. To increase knowledge and understanding of the determinants of women's and children's health in low income settings
  3. To understand the evidence base for effective interventions for women's and children's health problems and service delivery issues.
  4. Explain policy trends in relation to women's and children's health in resource poor settings;
  5. Identify the essential elements of effective strategies to promote women's and children's health in resource poor settings.

Assessment

Written assignments (40%)
Group Presentation (20%)
Short answer examination (40% ).

Chief examiner(s)

TBA

Contact hours

6 day block

Prerequisites

Basic computer proficiency

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad