School of Public Health

EPI 221 Maternal and Child Health-a Population Health Approach

EPI 221 Maternal And Child Health-a Population Health Approach (5) NW

Provides a public health perspective of maternal and child health. Includes information on indicators of maternal, infant, and child health; risk factors for pregnancy complications, infant and child morbidity and mortality; and impact of maternal and child health on life course disease risk. Offered: A.

Autumn 2017

Line Number Section ID Credits Days/Times Room/Bldg Instructor
14904A5.0Monday, Wednesday @ 1:00pm - 2:20pmA420 (HSA)Daniel A. Enquobahrie
14905AAFriday @ 12:30pm - 1:20pmRR134 (HSRR)Daniel A. Enquobahrie
14906ABFriday @ 12:30pm - 1:20pmT531 (HST)Daniel A. Enquobahrie

Additional Course Details

This course will provide a public health perspective of maternal and child health. It will include information on (1) indicators of maternal, infant, and child health, (2) risk factors for pregnancy complications, infant and child morbidity and mortality, and (3) impact of maternal and child health on life course disease risk.    

Topics Covered

  • Information Resources on Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
  • MCH-Healthy People 2020
  • Population Science and Epidemiology
  • Teratology and Congenital defects
  • Reproductive Biology and Fertility
  • MCH Nutrition and Breast Feeding
  • Environmental Toxicants
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Early life and Developmental Origins
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Antepartum Depression
  • HIV/Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Child Health and Development
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Social Determinants
  • Women Veterans
  • Childhood Injury

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Define public health and epidemiology
  • Describe prevalence of major maternal and child health problems and current trends
  • Identify social-behavioral, environmental, and biological risk factors of maternal and child health problems
  • Describe known underlying mechanisms for risk factor and disease relationships in maternal and child health
  • Identify data sources for epidemiologic investigations of maternal and child health  
  • Review published literature in maternal and child health to identify strengths, limitations, and gaps

Course Format

The course will involve lecture presentations, discussions, and quiz sessions. Readings will be assigned for each class session.    

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated based on class participation, mid-term and term exam responses, and a final term paper.    

Contact the Instructors

Victoria Holt (vholt@uw.edu)
Daniel Enquobahrie (danenq@uw.edu)