380.666.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Donna Strobino
    Michele Decker
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the health status of women in the United States and other developed countries, including the epidemiology and risk factors for selected health problems
    • Discuss women’s health and health concerns within the context of a life course framework which addresses the social, cultural and economic contexts in which women live
    • Evaluate and synthesize the literature related to one of two controversial topics in women's health and present a debate about the topic
  • Course Description
    Presents an overview of the health status of women, and preventive strategies to improve their health, primarily in developed countries. Topics include physical and mental health problems, health behavior, and where appropriate, gender differences in health problems and health behavior. Discusses risk factors for each, as well as effective preventive interventions for women. Views health issues from biological, social, and life course perspectives.
  • Intended Audience
    Graduate Students
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluations based on a group debate/presentation, outline of debate, paper and class participation.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Contact Information for TA

    Jennifer Sherwood
    Email: jsherwoo@jhsph.edu

  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.