About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN, GENDER, AND HEALTH (380.668.01), a course offered by the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Examines the ways by which the study of gender informs the study of health in the developing world with a focus on women's health issues. Explores the ways in which gender and sex help us to understand women's health and explain societal patterns of health, disease and well-being. Topics include both reproductive and nonreproductive health issues including mental health and physical health.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the multiple mechanisms by which the family, neighborhood/community, and national context adversely impacts women's health in developing countries
  • After completing this course, students should be able to explain disparities in men’s and women’s health from a multidisciplinary perspective (sociology, economics, and international development)

Course Time

Mon   8:00 AM to 10:50 AM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

All Public Health Graduate Students

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Leading class discussion and literature review/critique.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Michelle Hindin
E-mail: mhindin@jhsph.edu