School of Public Health

EPI 521 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROBLEMS

EPI 521 Epidemiology Of Maternal And Child Health Problems (3-4, max. 4)

Contributions to understanding and prevention of major maternal and child health problems, including pregnancy outcome, infant and child morbidity and mortality, maternal morbidity and mortality, abnormal child growth and development, and early-life factors in adult health problems. Prerequisite: graduate, medical, or dental school standing and EPI 511 or EPI 512 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSERV 542.

Winter 2018

Line Number Section ID Credits Days/Times Room/Bldg Instructor
14599A4.0Monday, Wednesday @ 12:30pm - 2:20pmT635 (HST)Daniel A. Enquobahrie
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Additional Course Details

Understanding the epidemiology and prevention of major maternal and child health problems, including pregnancy outcomes, infant and child morbidity and mortality, abnormal child growth and development, and early-life factors in adult health problems.

Topics Covered

  • Study Designs and Causal Inference
  • Reproductive Biology and Teratology
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Environmental Toxicants
  • Childhood Injury
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Fetal Growth
  • Early Life Programming
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Social Determinants in MCH
  • Child Health and Development
  • Women Veterans
  • Intervention Research and Community-based Participatory Research in MCH

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to:  

  1. Explain secular trends in major maternal and child health problems
  2. Identify social-behavioral, environmental and biological risk factors of major maternal and child health problems
  3. Summarize what is known of underlying mechanisms for risk factor and disease relationships in maternal and child health; and, to be able to identify testable hypotheses related to these mechanisms
  4. Critically appraise design of studies and reporting of findings in order to identify threats to validity of causal inferences in published research on maternal and child health
  5. Review and synthesize published epidemiological literature concerning major maternal and child health problems in order to summarize current knowledge and make recommendations.

Course Format

Lecture, discussions, article review

How You Are Evaluated

Midterm; Term Paper Presentation, Term Paper

Contact the Instructor

Daniel Enquobahrie (danenq@uw.edu)