380.661.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Donna Strobino
    Pam Donohue
  • Contact Information

    Ayoka Adams

    Please put "clinical aspects" in the subject line of your email.

  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify the commonly used as well as state of the art health care interventions to prevent, diagnose and treat morbidity in the mother, fetus and newborn.
    • Use a public health perspective to identify evidence-based health care interventions to prevent, diagnose and treat morbidity in the mother, fetus and newborn.
    • Critically evaluate the evidence about the effectiveness of a selected intervention to prevent, diagnose or treat morbidity in the mother, fetus or newborn.
  • Course Description
    Presents morbidity and mortality in the mother, fetus, and newborn and the health care practices utilized to prevent, diagnose, and treat this morbidity. Guest speakers in clinical care present lectures from the clinical perspective; course instructors present the public health perspective.
  • Intended Audience
    Graduate Students
  • Methods of Assessment
    1. Attendance of lectures and class participation.  (10% of grade) Much of the material covered in the lectures will not be included in background readings. 
    2. Required readings. Most background readings have been selected to complement the lectures and provide important background information about the topic. Additional readings are also suggested on most topics for further reading when interested.
    3. Preparation for and participation in class discussion. This discussion will involve articles for the class on Controversies in Pregnancy Care. Questions about the assigned articles (10% of grade) must be prepared and submitted prior to the class on 13 February 2014.   
    4. Paper of approximately 12-15 pages in length (60% of grade) due by 11:59 PM on 13 March 2014.  The selected paper topic, criteria for selection of studies to be used for the paper and a list of proposed references (20% of grade) must be turned in by 18 February 2014.
  • 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.

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