Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to maternal & child health in developing countries
    • Maternal morbidity & mortality
    • Antenatal care
    • Safe motherhood: essential obstetric care
    • Cultural & social considerations in MCH programmes
    • Parenting & family planning
    • Child health: common conditions & their causes
    • Interventions in child health
    • Nutritional issues in MCH
    • Programme considerations in MCH
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. analyse global, national and local factors impacting on the health of women and children in developing countries
  2. examine the magnitude, patterns and causes of maternal and child morbidity and mortality in developing countries
  3. evaluate current intervention strategies for the promotion of antenatal, obstetric, maternal and child health in developing countries
  4. analyse public health programs in developing countries that aim to improve neonatal, infant and child survival
  5. critically appraise principles of program development within the context of specific maternal and child health care issues. 
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Introduction to maternal and child health in developing countries; maternal morbidity and mortality; antenatal care; safe motherhood: essential obstetric care. Cultural and social considerations in maternal and child health programs. Parenting and family planning. Child health: common conditions and their causes, interventions in child health. Nutritional issues in maternal and child health. Program considerations in maternal and child health.

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