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IPH-PRH: Population and Reproductive Health

This course will engage students from diverse disciplines, including public health, demography, epidemiology, policy, bioethics, and medicine, in topics on global reproductive health.  The course will focus on family planning and population policy, including the following topics: male and female contraception, abortion policies, human rights, HIV/STIs, access to services, and cost-effectiveness of contraception.  This landscape course is designed to give students an overview of global reproductive health, and encourage interdisciplinary learning through active participation in lectures and discussions.  It will emphasize current issues, challenges, and strategies to improve reproductive health, with a focus on resource-limited settings.  The course is designed for a broad range of students from all schools and departments who have an interest in global reproductive health.
  • Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 5 (ECTS standard)
  • Indicative duration (full time): 2-3 weeks
  • Indicative duration (part-time): 4-6 week
  • Certificate: Yes
This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

  • Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
  • Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
  • Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • discuss population issues in various regions
  • discuss sustainable population growth concepts
  • discuss population and reproductive health policies
  • discuss the role of various global actors
  • discuss bioethical issues related to PRH.
  • UNFPA SRH Framework Document
  • Critical Issues in Reproductive Health by Kulczycki, Andrzej (Ed.)
  • Promoting Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in East and Southern Africa by Klepp et al.
  • Family planning and population control in developing countries: Ethical and socio-cultural dilemmas
  • The Ethics of Controlling Population Growth in the Developing World
  • WHO Family Life, Reproductive Health, and Population Education

Course Instructor:

This is course is supervised by a primary instructor/faculty member and may also be served by a backup instructor.

The International Faculty Coordinator will confirm the assignment. Do not contact any instructor prior to LMS enrollment with faculty assignment confirmed.