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Women’s health

Description

This course provides a public health perspective of current women’s health issues. Scholars will have opportunities to critically explore a broad array of women’s health concerns, considering the contextual factors. The course content will emphasize the social, economic, environmental, cultural, behavioural, and political factors associated with women’s health. Scholars will examine the programs and interventions, services, and policies that affect women’s health and methodological issues of gender-based research. Topics also include the following aspects: epidemiology of major women’s health concerns, different reproductive health issues, gender and health, health care and access to health care services, violence, and aging.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze women’s health issues relative to its public health implications
  2. Identify trends in major health conditions that affect women
  3. Understand the life course perspective on women’s health and health care interventions, programs, and policies
  4. Identify major demographic, behavioural, and environmental factors that are associated with women’s health and how such factors may be incorporated into public health interventions, programs, and policies
  5. Describe current recommendations for prevention and early detection of cancer in women
  6. Comprehend the concept of gender-based research and basic health differences between women and men
  7. Understand how data collection and measurement problems can affect the validity of some women’s health indicators
  8. Understand the value and limitations of various tools that are used to measure and monitor women’s health
  9. Identify global perspectives and initiatives on women’s health

Course Outline

  1. The major societal issues in women’s health in a global perspective
  2. Human rights, ethical questions, and the gender perspective
  3. Legislation related to status and health of women in Jordan and other countries in EMR
  4. Systematic response to violence against women
  5. Life expectancy and disease burden according to gender and statistical analysis
  6. Socioeconomic inequalities in women’s health
  7. Sexual and reproductive health of adolescents
  8. Public health aspects of ovarian, breast, and cervix uteri cancer
  9. Screening for malignant diseases in women
  10. Sexually transmitted diseases and women’s health
  11. Vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus
  12. Cross-cutting issues in public health research: e.g. gender, vulnerable groups, equity, social cohesion, etc.
  13. Epidemiology related to gender in multiple sclerosis and new public health challenges
  14. Role of women in public health and leadership
  15. Scholarly presentations of seminar/field work

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Certificate

Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.