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GLOH5115: Women's and Children's Health

2024 unit information

Women and children’s health are critically important for the health of a population. If women are healthy, they have healthy babies, and healthy babies and children grow up to be healthy adults. This unit gives an introduction to the health status of women and children in resource-poor settings, and highlights the interconnectedness of women's and children's health, and why it is important to monitor and report women and children's health outcomes. This unit presents some of the major causes of morbidity and mortality for women and children around the world, with an overview of the interventions and approaches to improving outcomes from a public health perspective. Each week an expert describes a major issue related to the health of women and children. In the tutorials you facilitate a weekly discussion and thus get a deeper understanding of one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Public Health

Code GLOH5115
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MIPH5115
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the magnitude, and major causes of morbidity and mortality for women and children in low resource settings
  • LO2. demonstrate familiarity with some of the current public health approaches to improving women’s and children’s health in resource poor settings
  • LO3. consider the issues of women and children with a public health lens, in particular issues related to the social, cultural, and economic status of women and children
  • LO4. demonstrate advanced understanding of some of the major causes of mortality, and programs to reduce mortality related to a particular low or middle income country.
  • LO5. develop higher-level thinking, oral communication, self-management, and leadership skills.
  • LO6. practice collaborative skills and effective teamwork

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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