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Courses - Fall 2023
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Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed a graduate course in epidemiology with a B- or higher.
Credit only granted for: FMSC612 or FMSC740.
Formerly: FMSC612.
Focuses on current research, controversial issues, and methodological challenges in the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Reproductive health topics will include fertility and fecundity, quality family planning services, hormone replacement therapy, and reproductive health cancers. Perinatal health topics will include fetal growth, adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, fetal/infant/maternal morbidity and mortality, and birth defects. Lectures will focus on the biology, measurement, and application of study designs and analytic strategies for examining these topics. Course readings and discussions will critically review the broader context of reproductive and perinatal health within families and communities.