EPID 622. Maternal and Child Health. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: EPID 571; BIOS 543 and BIOS 544, with minimum grades of B; and EPID 547 and EPID 548, with minimum grades of B; or permission of instructor. Exposes students to current issues in maternal and child health in the U.S., taking an applied approach that balances discussion of literature, applications to public health practice and practical data experience. The course will explore how policies and social determinants of health influence MCH outcomes. Students will learn about key MCH topics including intergenerational risk factors, low birth weight, infant mortality, developmental disabilities and injury and violence prevention. Students will use epidemiological methods to evaluate MCH data to determine risk and protective factors for women and children and describe how these data guide public health policy and program-planning efforts.