This unit is an introduction to the health status of women and children in low and middle income countries and highlights the interconnectedness of women's and children's health. It presents some of the major causes of mortality and morbidity and interventions and approaches to improving outcomes from a public health perspective. Each week a different expert covers relevant issues such as perinatal mortality, contraception, nutrition, HIV, cancer, diarrhoeal disease, vaccine preventable diseases and childhood disability.
1x2hr lecture per week for 9 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 8 weeks; also offered fully online
1x5000 word individual assignment, (50%), 1x 8 page group report (30%), tutorial participation (20%)
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.