Monash University Handbooks 2008

MPH2050 - Health of women and children in developing countries

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr W Holmes


Alfred Hospital First semester 2008 (On-campus block of classes)



On completion of this unit students, will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of women's and children's health issues in resource poor settings from a life cycle perspective;
  2. Describe the current health status of women and children in resource poor settings and analyse the determinants of their health;
  3. Explain policy trends in relation to women's and children's health in resource poor settings;
  4. Identify the essential elements of effective strategies to promote women's and children's health in resource poor settings.


Written assignments 40%
Group Presentation 10%
Short answer examination 40%
Participation 10%

Contact hours

6 day block


Basic computer proficiency

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