GH 544: Maternal Child Health in Developing Countries
Taught by Dr. Donna Denno and co-sponsored by Global WACh and Health Services. The course provides an understanding of the causes and functional effects of the MCH problems and is designed for students wanting to work in resource-poor settings.
University of Washington School of Public Health’s Dean Frumkin noted that the “reviews for this class were among the highest of all our courses.” Dr. Denno received commendation for her leadership “Your skill as a teacher, and your dedication to producing the next generation of public health leaders, are truly appreciated. Congratulations on an outstanding performance, and thanks!”
GH 564/OBGYN 590/EPI 507: HIV/STIs in Women and Children
Taught by Dr. Grace John-Stewart and Dr. Devika Singh in Spring Quarter of 2012. Globally, the plight of women and children with HIV/STIs requires targeted approaches that take into account issues pertaining to women and children and their vulnerability to HIV/STIs. The intersection of women’s health, maternal and child health, and HIV/STIs is the focus of the course; a discussion board engages students to consider topics such as disclosure, ethical challenges women and children face or adolescence prior to class meeting. Class-led discussion of relevant journal articles and lectures from experts in reproductive health, infectious diseases, adolescence and ethics facilitates learning.
In 2012, the course received a median course review score of 4.9 from the 18 students enrolled – comments included “the best class I ever took…best class ever…a lot of critical thinking involved…the class was amazing…one of my favorites in my academic career”.
GH 590 Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health – South Asia
Taught by Dr. Deepa Rao in Spring Quarter of 2012. Co-sponsored by the Department of South Asia Studies and Global WACh, this course was designed for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students interested in pursuing work at the crossroads of Public Health and Social Science. This 1-credit course was a series of lectures on maternal, child, and reproductive health in South Asia. Presentations brought together Department of Global Health faculty, researchers from institutions inside and outside of the University of Washington, and visiting scholars with interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise with a focus on Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India.
GH 556: Global Mental Health
GH 590: Legal and Policy Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Adolescents and Children
Co-sponsored by the Global WACh and the School of Law, this new collaborative series combines panel discussions and interactive case analysis to determine ways in which law, policy, and social determinants intersect to affect the health of women, children, and adolescents. It is open to the public as well as students of the University of Washington. Graduate students have the option to earn 1 credit.
The course utilizes a case/problem-based discussion to define ways in which law and policy intersect to create health inequities for WACh, and to identify potential mechanisms of change to improve WACh health. Each hour long, weekly session involves a brief keynote presentation to define the problem, followed by panel comments from 3-4 speakers representing the perspectives of health, law, government/policy, and community, and ends with a 30 minute facilitated discussion. The course also utilizes comparative examples of both global and domestic issues. Each session is followed by an informal reception to encourage networking and the development of novel collaborations between graduate students, faculty, and panelists.
GH 590: Adolescent Health in Low Resource Settings
Coming soon: Family Planning Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Adolescents and Children