Maternal & Child Health

Related Courses

Foundations in Maternal and Child Health (UGPH 0560)

In Foundations in Maternal and Child Health (UGPH 0560) students will gain an understanding of the determinants of health of mothers and children from a macro perspective including public policy, neighborhoods, schools and health facilities, and an individual perspective, including health beliefs and behaviors. By the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand the social determinants of health outcomes during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adolescence;
  • Engage a life course perspective to analyze inequalities in MCH health outcomes;
  • Analyze historical and current mechanisms shaping MCH programs and policy in the US;
  • Compare and contrast MCH policies and health outcomes in the US and other low-, middle-, and high-income countries;
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of MCH data sources;
  • Communicate MCH information effectively in written and oral formats; and
  • Utilize a community-based, multicultural approach for MCH programs in vulnerable populations.

For more information about the Foundations of Maternal and Child Health course, which is offered at the School of Public Health’s New Brunswick and Newark locations, contact Qiana Brown, PhD, MPH, LCSW.

Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (EPID 0607)

The Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (EPID 0607) course examines major topics in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology from fertility to outcomes of birth. Focuses on methodological issues in studying reproductive and perinatal outcomes using epidemiologic study designs, while incorporating life course and global health perspectives. The course also critically reviews the literature on major reproductive and perinatal outcomes, and engages in current debates in the literature. Prerequisite: PHCO 0502. By the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the physiology of various reproductive and perinatal health outcomes;
  • Understand unique methodological issues in studying reproduction;
  • Recognize statistical models frequently used in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology;
  • Engage in debate on current issues in reproductive health both locally and globally;
  • Write and present a critical epidemiologic literature review; and/li>
  • Identify state, national, and international data for surveillance of maternal and child health.

For more information about this course, which is offered at the School of Public Health’s New Brunswick location, please contact Emily Barret, PhD.