In today’s world, the unequal distribution of medical and health care, access and services predisposes many impoverished communities to diverse health risks and consequences including HIV, unsafe or forced abortion, and teenage pregnancies. The relevance of global reproductive and sexual health with emphasis on maternal health cannot be over-emphasized as maternal deaths top global mortality rates. With reference to Millennium Development Goal #5 (Maternal Health), this course focuses on various concepts of health and medicalization including contraception, abortion, infertility, menstruation, menopause, prenatal care and childbirth. By the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate deeper understanding and advance knowledge of challenges, limitations and complexities of women’s reproductive health.
Women’s Health Concepts, Theories and Social Construct
Male Patriarchy, Dominance and Power
Feminism, Social Justice and Advocacy
Gender, Sexuality and Health
Medicalization of Women and Girls’ Reproductive Health – Local and International Perspectives
Adolescences Reproductive Health and Maturity: (Boy and girls)
Womanhood: Menstruation, Contraception, Abortion, Infertility, Menopause, and Aging
Maternal Health: Child Birth, Prenatal Care, Ante-natal Care (including post-partum depression)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections
Socio-cultural Practices: Female Genital Cutting, Foot-binding, Stoning, and Veiling
Harassment in the Work Place & Domestic Violence
Genetics, Technology and Women’s Health Development
Women’s Reproductive Health Education, Promotion and Research
Graduate students, professionals, and exceptional upper level undergraduates
Mental health practitioners, psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, policy makers, upper level university students, medical students/doctors, health administrators, researchers, international health experts, etc.
This introductory course will be taught with the combination of lecture notes, class/group discussions and the application of community service-learning. Students would be required to connect academic work with community service in order to actively learn about the context in which service in provided for vulnerable communities whilst discovering their role as global citizens.
Next course event — forthcoming
Course Venue: Accra, Ghana
Teaching Mode: Instructor-led In-class
Course Fee: US $475 *US $250 per delegate (20% group discount for 10+ delegates) – *Fee with Partial Scholarship
Next Course: 4 – 6 December 2017
Course Length: 3 full training days
Time: 10:00 – 17:00