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BSHM 6005 Introduction to Maternal and Child Health (Fall and Spring)



Course Description:

This course applies the life course perspective to maternal and child health while providing an overview of the social, economic, environmental and behavioral influences that have a profound impact on the health of women, infants, children and adolescents in the United States. It builds on social science and public health research that posits that each stage in an individual’s life influences the next with significant implications for community and societal health. The importance of promoting and maintaining the health, safety and well-being of women, children and families is highlighted as essential to assuring the health and welfare of future generations and our society.