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Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health  

Module Coordinator: Susan Bradley
ECTS Value: 5

This module is aimed at students who are interested in reproductive health throughout the life cycle, and in efforts to improve child health.  It will analyse the causes and extent of the mortality and morbidity associated with reproductive and maternal health, focussing on some of the most urgent and neglected issues.  Existing policy and programme interventions to improve maternal and child health in the context of the MDGs will be examined.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the disproportionate burden of disease that reproduction places on women; 
  • Recognise and devise strategies to overcome the barriers that women face in accessing reproductive and maternal healthcare;
  • Assess the impact that gaps in health service provision have at the individual, household, community and health service level;
  • Analyse current policy and programme approaches to address inequalities in maternal and child health, and identify priorities for further action.

Module Content
The gender dimension of reproductive health
Population, fertility and family planning
Maternal health, mortality and morbidity
Neonatal, infant and child health
Gender based violence and reproductive health
Perspectives on female genital mutilation

Methods of Teaching and Student Learning
This one week intensive module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, group work and discussions.

Last updated 23 November 2016 School Web Administrator (Email).