External students will need a good quality internet connection and computer access, and may require a computer with a camera and/or microphone headset for FLO Live or SKYPE interaction with the topic coordinator.
The topic is offered for students with a professional background or specialised interest in the issues of women's health and child survival. The topic will mainly comprise a study of the status of women's health in developed and developing countries and of the factors affecting their status, giving particular attention to women's reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases, and ante and postpartum health care; and child survival issues focusing on the Mosley and Chen framework for child survival analysis. Social and cultural factors affecting women's and children's health will also be discussed.
This topic aims to provide students with a knowledge of the key issues in women's health and child survival including: