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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MIH-G05 Reproductive Health and Gender Issues from a Global Perspective 2–6 ECTS
Organised by
International Health

Learning outcomes

The course provides students with knowledge on the main aspects of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive health research and overview of the history and current status of the sexual and reproductive health and rights from a global perspective. It demonstrates some of the socio-cultural, political and ethical issues surrounding sexual and reproductive health.


• Introduction to sexual and reproductive health
• Health services in reproduction
• Chronic diseases related to reproductive health
• Research methodologies in sexual and reproductive health
• National and international strategies of sexual and reproductive health promotion
• Sexual and reproductive health from global perspective, selected issues: Maternal mortality and morbidity, abortion and the problem of unsafe abortion, family planning, infertility, adolescent sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and HIV prevention, stigma and discrimination, gender based violence, harmful practices, male involvement in reproductive health
• Population/fertility and development
• Gender issues and women’s empowerment

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Students have to register for the course on the internet at http://www.uta.fi/nettiopsu/. Deadline for the registration is two weeks before the course starts.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Written exam 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Active participation in group work and passing exam.

Further information

Attendance is open for all University of Tampere students but limited to 32 students. Preference is given to degree students in health sciences and others will be accepted in the order of registration. Degree students are required to take the complete course (6 ECTS).

Also available: Lectures in Reproductive health and gender issues, 2 ECTS. Unlimited attendance.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Health Sciences