Each year, there are roughly 10 million new-born, child, adolescent, maternal, and stillborn deaths. Most of these deaths and linked disabilities can be prevented if evidence-based interventions are implemented.
By signing up for this Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents - from Evidence to Action course from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine by FutureLearn, you’ll learn from the world’s leading experts with direct experience improving the health of women, children and adolescents across the globe. They’ll take you on a unique and compelling learning journey, summarising the latest data, evidence, and research gaps in an accessible way.
Explore the lifecycle from birth to adulthood
The course will run over six weeks, exploring the lifecycle from birth to adulthood, to look at adolescent, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.
Each week will focus on a different area, inviting you to discuss the most recent data, and the current policy, programme and research debates that inform action to improve health outcomes.
At the end of the course we will reflect on the importance of lifecycle thinking for women, children and adolescents in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Investigate health across the lifecycle, from newborn to child, to adolescents and women, in areas of the world where the burden of disease is highest
- Engage with how different stages of the lifecycle affect each other
- Evaluate the evidence on what causes poor health outcomes and what is known about how to prevent them
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What topics will you cover?
- The health of adolescents and young people
- Reproductive health and what it means to make every birth wanted
- The health of women during pregnancy, whilst giving birth and during the postnatal period
- Newborns and stillbirths in the global health agenda
- The health of children and the progress made to reduce their mortality.
- 42 days
- 4 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This course is designed for healthcare professionals or anyone working in a health organisation; undergraduate students taking a healthcare or science-related degree; medical students and postgraduates wishing to complement their studies; and anyone else with an interest in learning about the health of women, children and adolescents.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 42 days.
- Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $59
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