units

MPH5250

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedAlfred Hospital Term 2 2013 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr N Gray

Synopsis

This unit provides an overview of women's and children's health in resource poor settings using a life cycle approach. It explores the current health status of women and children; analyses the determinants of women's and children's health in poor communities; provides an introduction to program planning, implementation, management and the evaluation of effective strategies; and includes specific sessions on reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; adolescent health; children's rights; gender; disability; and healthy ageing.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students should:

  1. Understand the place of women's and children's health on the international health agenda, and the primary influences on policy development in this area;
  2. Have increased knowledge and understanding of the determinants of women's and children's health in low income settings;
  3. Understand the evidence base for effective interventions to improve women's and children's health and to increase access to, and the quality of, women's and children's health services.

Assessment

Written assignments (45%)
Group Presentation (15%)
Short answer examination (40% ).

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

6 day intensive block (weekdays only)

Prerequisites

Basic computer proficiency

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