Women's and Children's Health (MIPH5115)


This unit aims to give students an overview of the health status of women and children in developing countries. It also examines causes of major health problems and approaches to improving the health of women and children in developing countries. The unit covers a variety of issues in women's and children's health, including approaches to prevention of maternal and fetal, neonatal and child mortality, , mother to child HIV transmission, women and violence, family planning, diarrhoeal disease, pneumonia, and vaccine preventable diseases.

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1x2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 9 weeks; also offered fully online


1x2000 word individual assignment, (50%), 1x group report (30%), tutorial participation (20%)


Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.

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