This unit deals with a range of public health aspects of reproductive and maternal health including maternal morbidity and mortality,unintended pregnancies, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services. Emphasis will be placed on the delivery of effective prevention and management strategies. Aspects of reproductive health will be discussed in the context of Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focussing on SDG 3 on health and SDG 5 on gender equality and womens and girls empowerment.
2 hours of interactive learning per week including lectures and discussion sessions, half semester, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. International students including Australia Awards Scholarship students must enrol in the face-to-face mode.
Written assignment (70%); Online quiz (20%); Online discussions (10%)
Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329; and Obstetrics and gynecology in low-resource settings: A practical guide / edited by Nawal M. Nour. Publisher Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2016.