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Title Global Sexual and Reproductive Health: Basic Concepts and State of the Art
Course number 3069
Programme Infektionsbiologi och global hälsa (BIGH)
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2018-10-08 -- 2018-11-09
Responsible KI department Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course Understanding of how sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is shaped, and its effects on future generations is crucial for all researchers involved in global health, maternal health and many other areas related to health. This course will provide participants with the theoretical tools to review and carry out research in SRH.

Online lectures and readings will take place before the on-campus week and an assignment given to all students at the beginning of the course and submitted at the end of the course

Intended learning outcomes At the end of the course the student should be able to:

1. Describe core concepts of reproduction, maternal mortality and -morbidity and sexual health in a global context
2. Understand sexuality and reproduction in a public health- and global perspective.
3. Show advanced knowledge of how socio-, political-, economic- and ethical factors relate and influence SRH
4. Utilise, analyse and interpret data and measurements in SRH
5. Have knowledge regarding state of the art in SRH- where are the current gaps in research
Contents of the course This course covers: 1. Introduction to general and core concepts in reproductive and sexual health in a global context 2. Underlying causes of (in)equities in SRH 3. SDGs and other policy initiatives and their relation to SRH globally 4. Designing research projects aiming to study relevant research questions in SRH
Teaching and learning activities Online lectures and readings will take place before the on-campus week and an assignment given to all students at the beginning of the course and submitted at the end of the course. The course will use interactive lectures, seminars, practical exercises and projects.
Compulsory elements Hand in the assignments, participate in discussions, create a poster.
Examination Essay that will be graded as fail or pass. Create a poster. It has to be shown that all the intended learning outcomes of the course are achieved.
Literature and other teaching material Individual readings will be primarily the book, Reproductive, Maternal. Newborn and Child Health, The World Bank, 2016. Chapters 1-3, 6 and the relevant parts of chapter 7,14-17, as well as journal articles and individual book chapters. The students should also read relevant WHO policies, -guidelines, and -reports in SRH.
Number of students 8 - 15
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course will start and end with 1.5 ECT self-studies in terms of online activities and readings. The on-campus teaching (in Solna and in Uppsala) will take place 22-26 October.
Additional course leader Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, kristina.gemzell@ki.se
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Elin Larsson
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

elin.larsson@ki.se
Contact person Kristina Gemzell Danielsson
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
0851772128
Kristina.Gemzell@ki.se