Title: Maternal and Reproductive Health
Keywords: Sexual & reproductive health
Gender & health
Disease prevention & control
Country: Spain
Institution: Spain - Barcelona Institute for Global Health - University of Barcelona
Course coordinator: Raquel Gonzalez
Azucena Bardaji
Date start: 2019-03-21
Date end: 2019-03-29
About duration and dates: 2 weeks, from 9:00 to 11:00 and 11:30 to 13:30
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
ECTS credit points: 3 ECTS credits

75 SIT

Hours of face-to-face class time: 25 (including final presentation)
Hours of independent study: approximately 50
Language: English
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Analyse key determinants and bottlenecks to tackle main problems on maternal and reproductive health, as well to discuss major challenges and to debate on best approaches for its improvement

2. Critically evaluate the international context - opportunities, barriers and expectations - that affects the improvement of maternal and reproductive health

3. Contrast and understand the most adequate tools for the development, implementation and evaluation of maternal and reproductive health interventions
Assessment Procedures:

Students in the course will be evaluated using the following two assessment tools each one contributing 50% to final grade:

1. Short dissertation on a maternal / reproductive health problem in relation to the contents addressed during the course and of interest for the student. Topic to be agreed upon with the course coordinator. The dissertation will be presented both in written (50% of grade) and oral (50% of grade) formats. The structure of the dissertation should include: title, abstract, introduction, main body/discussion, conclusions, and bibliography. The written document for the dissertation should have a length of 4 pages maximum (Times New Roman 11pt or similar) excluding bibliography. The oral presentation of the dissertation will be of maximum 10 min.

2. Assessment of active participation and contribution to class discussion and other in-class activities will be on a continuous basis (monitored daily by the course coordinator) and based upon student’s ability to demonstrate acquisition of course learning objectives through participation in classroom exercises and discussions as follows:

- A grade of 5 (E ECTS) or less corresponds to minimum, disruptive, or no participation;
- A grade of 8 (B ECTS) corresponds to responding constructively to questions;
- A grade of 10 (A ECTS) corresponds to asking perceptive questions and active constructive and educational interaction with colleagues and instructor.

Re-sit: Students who do not receive a passing grade on the dissertation component may resubmit the revised dissertation document and Power Point presentation within two weeks. There is no re-sit for the participation component.

The course is divided into four parts:

1. Maternal Health (10 face-to-face hours)
- Insights and prospects on maternal health problems (2h)
- Maternal HIV infection. Preventive strategies for mother to child transmission of HIV infection (MTCT) (2h)
- Burden and impact of malaria during pregnancy (MiP): limitations and challenges for MiP control and prevention (2h)
- Maternal mortality: current trends, approaches in measuring maternal deaths, and establishing its causes (1h)
- Post-partum haemorrhage (PPH): promoting effective strategies for preventing PPH (emergency obstetric care) (1h)
- Preeclampsia (1h)
- Access barriers and health coverage in maternal health (1h)

2. Reproductive and Sexual Health (10 face-to-face hours)

- Human papillomavirus infections and cervical cancer: burden and impact, preventive strategies (2h)
- Sexually transmitted infections: Prevention and case management (1h)
- Obstetric complications. Post-partum haemorrhage (1 hour)
- Unwanted pregnancy. Unsafe abortions (1 hour)
- Obstetric fistula (1h)
- Violence against women and sexual violence (include female genital mutilation) (2h)
- Making family planning (FP) programmes work: how to plan, develop and monitor FP programmes in resource-poor settings (policy implementation) (2h)

3. Advocacy for womens’ health (3 face-to-face hours)

- Maternal health as an issue of human rights dimensions (1h)
- Health policies and women: the role of international stakeholders in the global women’s health momentum (1h)
- More than half the world: R+D in maternal health as a development cooperation tool (2h)

4. Individual dissertation: Public presentation (2h)

Face-to-face lecture-presentations accompanied by discussion and debate; group work and presentations.

Students are expected to dedicate independent study time to reading compulsory and recommended material provided by faculty, the preparation of the dissertation (approx. 4 pages, see below), and preparation of oral presentation (10 min.)
English TOEFL test score 213 computer-based or 550 paper-based or 79-80 internet-based or IELTS band 6.0; or equivalent.

This is and advanced course and participants need to have a basic knowledge of epidemiology and Maternal and Reproductive Health at "core course level".
30 maximum students; 10 maximum tropEd students
Students will be selected for this course based on a CV and letter of motivation.
480 € plus university taxes
There are no scholarships available for this course at the present time.
tropEd accreditation:
Accredited in Umea, January 2014. This accreditation is valid until January 2019.
Email Address: nuria.casamitjana@isglobal.org
Date Of Record Creation: 2014-02-21 15:14:06 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2014-02-21 15:23:27 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2018-06-10 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2018-06-10 16:00:46 (W3C-DTF)

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