DEPARTMENT OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Schedule of Courses
MHCH 605 Survey Course on Infant and Child Feeding (Survey Course on Breastfeeding and Public Health) (3 credits). This survey course will briefly cover the principal topics in this broad field of knowledge, including domestic and global issues. Teaching methods will be primarily lecture with discussion and student presentations. The topics will include relevant: maternal and infant anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology; complementary feeding; immunology and disease; pathology, pharmacology and exposures; psychology, sociology and anthropology; growth and development; research issues; ethics, Code of Marketing and other legal issues; breastfeeding support skills; counseling, communication and advocacy; and programming and policy. Grading will be based on participation, presentations, and a mid-term test and final exam. M. Labbok, Wednesday 9:30am-12:20pm, Hooker 0003
MHCH 664 (140) Globalization and Health (crosslisted with HPM 664) (3 credits). The course examines multiple dimensions of globalization and explores their direct and indirect effects on determinants of health through presentations, case studies, class discussions, small group seminars, readings, weekly short written assignments, a critical book review, and a final paper and poster session. An expected outcome of the course is that students will gain a deeper understanding of how the changes and transformations of globalization and development affect health, and will have examined responses and approaches to current global patterns that contribute to positive and adverse health effects and health inequalities. This course is an alternative core course to Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health, taught in the Fall semester, for students enrolled in the Global Health Certificate Program. B. Fried and N. Beach, Tuesdays, 12:30-3:00pm, Room TBA
MHCH 680 Global Sexual and Reproductive Health (1 credit) Featuring international experts from UNC and Triangle-based non-governmental organizations, this course will offer a series of lectures, panel discussions, and debates to inform students' critical thinking on key public health issues in global sexual and reproductive health. No prerequisites; all students are welcome. T. Bennett, Monday, 5:30-6:50pm, Rosenau 133
MHCH 700 (01W/972) MHCH Planning and Evaluation (3 credits) Permission of the instructor for nonmajors. Limited to residential students in public health. This course will familiarize students with basic concepts and methodologies required for effective public health program planning and evaluation in a variety of settings, both domestic and global. The majority of this course is taught online. M. Roth, Web-based
MHCH 702 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health (4 credits). Second semester of this year-long course introduces the major issues that affect the health and well-being of women during the reproductive years, infants, children and adolescents in domestic and international settings. T. Ringel-Kulka, Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:15pm, Hooker 0001
MHCH 712 Program Assessment in Maternal and Child Health (3 credits). This seminar offers an opportunity for students to develop assessment skills in the context of a consultative relationship with a local public health program. Three-member student teams will learn about effective team development and practice, make site visits, collect and analyze program data, conduct literature reviews, prepare a written report with recommendations, and make an oral presentation to the agency staff, MCH Department faculty and students. Permission required for non-majors. A. Farel, Monday 9:00-11:50am, McGavran-Greenberg 1305
MHCH 716 International Family Planning and Reproductive Health (3 credits). This course will provide an overview of the critical issues in international family planning and reproductive health, including the major theoretical frameworks, patterns and trends over time, and an overview of the history of family planning and reproductive health policy development. We will trace the evolution of the field from its demographic roots through to the current expansion to a broader reproductive health perspective. The main theoretical models to explain the determinants of fertility and reproductive mortality and morbidity will be presented. Demographic data will be used to describe the trends and patterns of family planning and reproductive health within the global context. The development of population, family planning and reproductive health policy through the last three decades, along with the more recent focus on the field within the context of health and human rights, will be discussed. S. Curtis, Thursday 11:00am-1:50pm, Rosenau 133
MHCH 718 Continuation of Field. (3 credits). (Use Section # of your advisor).
MHCH 756 Understanding and Addressing Health Inequalities in the US (cross-listed with PUBH 756) (3 credits). This course is being taught to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct needs assessment, critical appraisal and measurement of the distribution, causes and consequences of health inequalities, to evaluate or design intervention with respect to clinical practice, allocation of resources, health, medical care and/or social policy, and to design appropriate etiologic, health services or clinical research, targeted toward understanding, reducing and ultimately eliminating health disparities of various types and across varying vulnerable populations. Prerequisites: EPID 600 or BIOS 600, Minimum of one content course in area of interest. S. Baker and V. Hogan, Tuesday and Thursday, 2-3:15pm, McGavran-Greenberg 1304
MHCH 766 Clinical Support for Breastfeeding (3 credits). This two-semester clinic course is structured to provide supervised breastfeeding support education in the context of clinical lactation services and public health practice. This course provides the student with 300 hours of direct supervision by an IBCLC faculty member who has re-certified at least once, along with additional patient contact with re-certified non-faculty IBCLCs. This course includes direct supervision following a gradual process which begins with student observation of well couplet care, followed by clinical practice experience under direct supervision until the competencies are mastered, and then culminates in independent practice with the mentor nearby to assist and offer advice and support. Due to the nature and intensity of this course, this experience is limited to five registrants; students must have approval from the instructor prior to beginning. B. Colgan and M. Labbok, Friday 2-5pm, Rosenau 101
MHCH 790 (01W/972) Leadership Assessment Workshop (Cross-listed with PUBH 790) (2 credits) Intensive retreat program that introduces students to leadership theory as applied to MCH-Public Health issues. Course will focus on understanding self and others, building organizational culture, and applying leadership theory to MCH issues, among other issues. C. Fernandez, Web-based
MHCH 853 Advanced Topics in Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (2 credits). Critical review of current topics in, and methods for, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology. Prerequisites, EPID 710 and EPID/MHCH 851. Permission of the instructor required for master's level students. J. Daniels, Monday, 12-1:50pm, McGavran-Greenberg 2304
MHCH 862 Maternal and Child Health Program Evaluation (3 credits). Analytic skills seminar on the theory and practice of program impact evaluation. Topics: what is impact evaluation; key issues to consider when evaluating program impact; selectivity and other problems when evaluating program impact; research designs and estimation strategies; interpretation of results. Prerequisites: Knowledge of SAS or Stata, MHCH 713 or equivalent. Permission required for 1 yr doctoral students, non-majors and master's students. G. Angeles, Monday, 2:30-1:50, McGavran-Greenberg 2304
MHCH 885 Health Services/Health Policy Research Methods II (Cross-listed with HPM 885) (3 credits). An introduction to basic research methods central to maternal and child health policy, including an introduction to basic components of the research process such as developing research questions and conceptual models, and overviews of research designs, quantitative and qualitative analytical methods, primary data collection, and secondary data analysis. Staff, Monday/Wednesday 2-3:15pm, McGavran-Greenberg 1302
MHCH 890 (section 971) Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits) This introductory online course in qualitative research methods is design to assist students to develop basic skills for critiquing qualitative research and fr designing qualitative research studies. Through class exercises and assignments, graduate students will develop basic qualitative research and data analysis skills and will explore different approaches to qualitative research and how these might apply to maternal and child health.
MHCH 992 Master's Paper. (3 or more credits). (Use Section # of your advisor).
MHCH 994 Doctoral Dissertation. (3 or more credits). (Use Section # of your advisor).
MHCH 690 (16188) Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (1 credit hour, section 002) Eliminating health disparities is a broad national goal for improving the health of Americans, and part of the mission of the Gillings School of Global Public Health. However, little to no progress has been made on eliminating disparities in morbidity and mortality experienced by some racial/ethnic subpopulations. This course provides students with the basic concepts about the origins of and contributing factors to racial/ethnic health disparities. Approaches to eliminating disparities will be examined. Weekly online lectures/materials will alternate with class discussions. Rowley, Wednesday, 4-5:00pm, Rosenau 228
MHCH 700 (4734) MCH Planning and Evaluation (3 credits) This course will familiarize students with basic concepts and methodologies required for effective public health program planning, implementation and evaluation in a variety of settings, both domestic and global. Students in this course will develop a program plan and complete assignments designed to build competencies across a typical program planning life cycle. Given the focus on public health application, students will also discuss and practice skills needed to promote the benefits and address the challenges inherent in designing and evaluating public health programs in the context of an interdisciplinary project team. The course meets weekly with a lecture and group discussion format, supplemented by online lectures and team-based learning. Limited to residential students in MCH; priority given to 2nd year master's students having completed EPID 600. Permission required for non-majors. Contact Carrie Aldrich for registration. M. Roth, Monday 12:30-1:50pm, Rosenau 235
MHCH 701 (4730) Foundations in MCH (4 credits) This year-long course introduces the major issues that affect the health and well-being of women during the reproductive years, infants, children and adolescents in domestic and international settings. L. Margolis, Monday & Wednesday, 8:30-10:15 AM, MHRC 0001
MHCH 713 (4731) Research Methods in MCH. (3 credits). The art and science of MCH research, with an emphasis on the critical evaluation of research findings. Student groups will design and carry out a small survey, and present their findings in a poster presentation. Focuses on assessment of MCH population characteristics, primary and secondary data analysis, and the evaluation of MCH programs. A practicum-based course. Permission required for non-majors. MSPH and 2nd yr MPH students given priority. J. Hussey, Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:45 AM, McGavran-Greenberg 1304
MHCH 713L(4732) Research & Evaluation Methods in Maternal & Child Health Lab. (1 credit). MHCH 713 Lab, which is a required companion course to MHCH 713, introduces students to statistical analysis using SPSS and Stata. Co-requisite: MHCH 713. Permission required for non-majors Section 401, Thursday 11-12:30 PM, HSL, TBD
MHCH 718 (5355) Concurrent Field Training in Maternal and Child Health (Var) An elective, faculty-supervised field experience in maternal and child health research, community practice, or program planning and evaluation. Students are supervised on-site by department-approved field instructors. Students choosing this elective are not exempt from MHCH 717.
MHCH 722 (4738) Issues in International Maternal and Child Health (3 credits). This course will focus on key issues concerning the health status and needs of mothers and children under-five in the developing world. Topics include discussions of the major causes of both maternal and under-five mortality, measurement and indicators of health status, levels and patterns of maternal and child morbidity and mortality and major programmatic interventions (e.g., antenal care, the Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI), IMCI, oral rehydration therapy, immunizaton (EPI). Permission required for non-majors. K. Singh, Wednesdays 10:30-12:50PM, Rosenau 228
MHCH 723 (4733) Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of MCH Programs (3 credits) This course provides the students with the basic concepts and methodologies needed to monitor and evaluate programs in maternal and child health both domestically and internationally. The course covers program planning, conceptual frameworks, program monitoring, indicators, information sources, evaluation designs, and survey development. The focus of the course is on practical issues for undertaking program monitoring and evaluation on maternal and child health programs. Priority as follows: Only 2nd yr MPH students, MSPH students. Contact Carrie Aldrich for registration. Speizer, Mondays 2-4:50PM, Rosenau 235
MHCH 730 (16138) Reproductive Health Policy (3 credits) Seminar participants will examine forces that shape social policy relating to reproduction and the differential impact of policy based on age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, marital status, and other factors. Focus will be on global controversies in reproduction and reproductive health services in the context of transnational migration. T. Bennett, Friday10am-12:50PM, Rosenau 235
MHCH 740 (8152) Graduate Teaching Seminar (1 credit)The goal of this 1-credit hour seminar is to explore the strategies and concepts underlying effective teaching in small groups and the lecture hall. Doctoral students will engage a process of defining the characteristics of effective teaching and exploring how they can incorporate these characteristics into their own presentations. A, Farel Tuesday, 5-6pm, Rosenau 417
MHCH 765 (7463) Clinical Support for Breastfeeding (3 credits) Master's or clinical four-year degree required. This two-semester clinical course is structured to provide supervised breastfeeding support education in the context of clinical lactation services and public health practice. Labbok, Friday, 8:00-11:00am, McGavran-Greenberg 1302
MHCH 801(4735) Doctoral Seminar (3 credits) The MHCH Doctoral Seminar provides a forum for first year MHCH doctoral students to hone their skills in developing research questions, searching scientific literature, and preparing comprehensive literature reviews for publication. It introduces students to several types of literature reviews used to inform health practices, programs and policies. Martin, Monday 2-5pm, McGavran-Greenberg 2304
MHCH 840 Doctoral Internship (1 credit). MCH internship to enhance doctoral training in areas of research, teaching and practice. Prerequisite, enrollment in MCH doctoral program.
MHCH 851 (5371) Perinatal Epidemiology (cross-listed EPID 851) (3 credits). Epidemiology of major reproductive health outcomes, including infertility, fetal loss, birthweight, congenital malformations, infant mortality. Current knowledge regarding epidemiology of these outcomes; discussion of methodologic issues specific to reproduction. Prerequisites: EPID 600 and BIOS 600 or equivalents. J. Daniels and A. Olshan, Tuesday & Thursday 2-3:15PM, McGavran-Greenberg 1305
MHCH 859 (4745) Theoretical Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health (3 credits). This course provides an introduction to philosophical, theoretical, and design issues relevant to maternal and child health research. It follows the research process from the formulation of a research question and conceptual model through the design of a research methodology to address the question, and finally to the preparation of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposal to study the question. Typically the first hour of the class will include lecture/discussion about theoretical, conceptual, and design issues. The remainder of the class will be in workshop format, devoted to discussion of components of each student's proposal. Permission required for non-majors, masters & 1st yr doctoral students. C. Halpern, Tuesday &Thursday 3:30-4:45PM, McGavran-Greenberg 1302
MHCH 886 (10757) Advanced Applications in Health Services Research Methods (3 credit) This two-semester course provides an overview of maternal and child health services research and introduction to basic components of the research process, including literature synthesis, development of a research question and hypothesis, and the use of conceptual and logic models to clarify research questions. Prerequisites; doctoral standing or permission of the instructor. Weiner, Monday 1-3:50pm, McGavran-Greenberg 1303
MHCH 892 (19441) Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities (Cross-listed with EPID 892)(1 credit) This seminar will provide an opportunity for students to synthesize knowledge across disciplines and to develop an interdisciplinary approach to addressing their identified health disparities research topic. Prerequisites; MHCH 756. Vines, Friday 11-12:50pm, McGavran-Greenberg 1303
MHCH 992 Master's Paper (3 credits)Fall, Spring, Summer (sign up for your advisor's section number.)
MHCH 994 Doctoral Dissertation (3 credits) Fall, Spring, Summer (sign up for your advisor's section number.)
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