Reproductive Health

Course description

This course introduces concepts and practices of reproductive health. It provides an overview of definitions, theories, determinants and measurement of health and disease in women, children and adolescents. The course reviews the initiatives to improve reproductive and sexual health, the survival of mothers, newborns and children.

Course outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Describe reproductive health
• Understand the objectives, approaches and components reproductive health care
• Learn the definitions and relationships between gender and reproductive health
• Compute the magnitude and measurement of maternal mortality
• Discuss the causes of maternal health problems
• Understand intervention for safe motherhood
• Master organization of reproductive health services
• Describe the basic concepts and theories in demography
• Describe the main types of demographic measures
• Calculate measures of fertility, mortality and migration
• Compare fertility, mortality and migration across and between populations

Course contents

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🔽 0 h 51 min | Historical Development and Definition of Reproductive Health (RH)
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Historical development of reproductive health
🔽 1 h 15 min | Approaches and Components of Reproductive Health
  • Rationale of reproductive health care
  • Sexual and reproductive health services
  • Approaches of reproductive health care
🔽 0 h 53 min | Gender and Reproductive Health
  • Sex and gender
  • How gender is constructed
  • Association of women’s status and reproductive health
🔽 1 h 07 min | Safe Motherhood
  • Define safe motherhood
  • Historical development of safe motherhood initiatives
  • The burden maternal mortality
  • Spectrum maternal health care services
🔽 1 h 36 min | Measuring Reproductive Health
  • Reproductive health measurement indicators
  • Measure reproductive health programs
  • Approaches to measuring maternal mortality
🔽 0 h 45 min | Organization of Reproductive Health Services (RHS)
  • Significance of SRH organization
  • Effective interventions for organizing SRH services
  • SRH programing at global context
🔽 1 h 26 min | Migration and Urbanization
  • Migration and urbanization
  • Types of migration
  • Migration theories
  • Forms of urbanization
🔽 0 h 35 min | Population, Health and Development
  • Historical background about population as it affects social and economic progress
  • Age structure transition
  • Dynamics of population growth


This course includes:

    8 h 27 min recorded video

    Downloadable resources (books and articles)

    One year access

    Access on mobile and TV

    Advanced Level

    Certificate of completion


1 year of access
This course does not have any sections.
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