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Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

East Baltimore
4th Term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 3:20pm
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
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

340.721.60, 340.721.81; 340.751 or 340.601 or equivalent

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.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Review the fundamental biologic and methodological underpinnings of reproduction health concerns and pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
  2. Apply key conceptual paradigms and methodological challenges in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology and evaluate how they affect study findings about selected outcomes
  3. Evaluate the contribution of sociodemographic, behavioral, and biologic risk factors for adverse outcomes, and the mechanisms for observed epidemiologic associations
  4. 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
  5. Apply the findings of epidemiologic findings and concepts to clinical and public health policies and controversies.
  6. Explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Individual Paper Assignment 1
  • 30% Individual Paper Assignment 2
  • 20% Group Work
  • 20% Discussion
Special Comments

Permission required for registration after the 1st week of add/drop.