Maternal & Child Health
3 Credit Hours
This interdisciplinary field seeks answers for the complex health considerations relating to women, pregnancy, reproduction, and infant and child well being. This course will explore the principles of infant, child, and women’s health in developing and underdeveloped nations. Through coursework and case studies in maternal and infant health, child and adolescent health, and community based needs assessments, students will explore the unique needs of this population. Additionally, maternal nutritional recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and the most common nutrition-related pregnancy complications; obesity and gestational diabetes will be discussed.