REPRODUCTIVE AND PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Review the fundamental biologic and methodological underpinnings of reproduction health concerns and pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
- Identify key conceptual paradigms and methodological challenges in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology and evaluate how they affect study findings about selected outcomes
- Evaluate the contribution of sociodemographic, behavioral, and biologic risk factors for adverse outcomes, and to review the mechanisms for observed epidemiologic associations
- Critically review epidemiologic research about selected reproduction health concerns and of pregnancy and perinatal outcomes and different forms of evidence in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology
- Apply the findings of epidemiologic findings and concepts to clinical and public health policies and controversies.
Focuses on current research, controversial issues and methodological approaches about the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Selected topics include, but are not limited to, conception, infertility, contraception, hormone supplementation, reproductive related cancers, complications of pregnancy, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Includes short lectures on selected topics, followed by student-directed discussion of research readings and their public health implications.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on presentations, written assignments, and class participation.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
340.601 or equivalent
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
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.
Disability Support Services
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