TM5562 - Reproductive Health in Developing Countries
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
This subject provides students with an overview of reproductive health in an international
context and within a public health framework. Topics will include: introduction to
relevant health indicators and progress towards related Millennium Development Goals,
global initiatives in reproductive health, family planning, safe abortion, antenatal
and postnatal care, commodity security, prevention of mother-to-child transmission
of HIV and syphilis, basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care,
obstetric fistula, sexually transmitted infections, cervical screening and human papilloma
virus vaccination, female genital mutilation, child marriage, adolescent reproductive
health, gender based violence and reproductive health in emergency settings. Current
international guidelines and policies, research and case studies will be presented.
This subject is suitable for students wishing to gain a public health perspective
of reproductive health in an international context, with the opportunity to focus
on a specific issue of interest. While this course is suitable for both clinical and
non-clinical participants, additional optional clinically focussed readings/resources
will be provided but will not be examinable. Student feedback has contributed to the
revision of this subject with a greater emphasis on public health issues and less
on direct clinical care.
- articulate the key reproductive health issues for developing countries within a public
- analyse the challenges to improving reproductive health outcomes in a developing country
- appraise country level reproductive health programs in relation to current global
- design a reproductive health program in a developing country context.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Ms Sandra Downing.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
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