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Women's Health

3rd Term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
M, W, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Provides an overview of leading topics in women’s health with an emphasis on the US and other developed settings. Examines leading sources of morbidity and mortality through age-gender-race/ethnicity-disaggregated data. For each topic, we examine historical context, risk factors, prevention, and treatment. Considers health from biological, lifecourse, and social determinants perspectives, including via frameworks of women’s health disparities and intersectionality that address inequities in interpersonal, social, political and economic power. Major topics include: non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer), immunology, infectious disease, preventive health, aging, mental health, and violence.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the health status of women in the United States and other developed countries, including epidemiology of leading health issues
  2. Describe and apply frameworks of lifecourse, women’s health disparities and intersectionality to women’s health and leading sources of morbidity and mortality
  3. Evaluate and synthesize the literature related to controversial topics in women's health
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Written Assignment(s)
  • 35% Position paper outline and write-up
  • 20% Group debate
  • 15% Participation
Special Comments

This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.