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May 17, 2022


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This course focuses on current research, controversial issues, and methodological problems in the epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health. Lectures and analyses of research papers present reproductive health issues such as conception and infertility, contraception and hormone supplementation safety including effects on reproductive cancers , as well as perinatal issues such as complications of pregnancy, infections in pregnancy, maternal mortality, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and birth defects.

Course Objectives

  • To review the epidemiology of female and male reproduction, including contraception, reproductive associated neoplasias and STDs, and the epidemiology of pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.
  • To provide information on the sociodemographic, behavioural, and biologic risk factors for adverse outcomes, to review the biologic mechanisms for observed epidemiologic associations.
  • To apply epidemiologic findings to clinical and public health concerns in developed and developing countries.
  • To critically review scientific literature in the field of reproductive and perinatal epidemiology.

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 1: Physiology and Introduction to Reproductive Health 00:55:00
    • Lecture 2: Conception and Pregnancy Loss 01:05:00
    • Lecture 3: Female and Male Infertility 00:55:00
    • Lecture 4: Contraception Evaluation 00:55:00
    • Lecture 5: Adverse Effects of Hormonal Contraception and Hormone Supplementation 01:00:00
    • Lecture 6 and 7: Female and Male Reproductive Tract Cancers I and II 01:00:00
    • Lecture 8: Complications of Labor/Delivery and Maternal Mortality 01:02:00
    • Lecture 9: HIV and STDs in Pregnancy 01:05:00
    • Lecture 10: Epidemiology of Low Birth Weight, Preterm Delivery, and Intrauterine Growth Retardation I 00:50:00
    • Lecture 11: Epidemiology of Low Birth Weight, Preterm Delivery, and Intrauterine Growth Retardation II 00:50:00
    • Lecture 12: (A) Complications of Pregnancy; (B) Congenital Malformations, Stillbirths and Perinatal Deaths 00:55:00
    • Lecture 13: Neural Tube Defects 00:55:00
    • Lecture 14: (A) Environmental and Occupational Hazards and Adverse Birth Outcomes; (B) Violence against Women and Reproductive OutcomesRonald Gray 00:55:00

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