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”.