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HEAAE05 Womens' health 5 op
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
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Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

After the successful completion of the course, the students will
• know the determinants and global epidemiology of women’s health
• be equipped with skills to plan, implement and assess interventions to promote women’s health in various environments
• be better able to appraise scientific literature and to make oral presentations


• The concepts of sex, gender and gender-research
• Contextual variation in gender roles
• Global targets for and progress in achieving equality between women and men
• Special health needs among girls and women
• Regional imbalances in sex ratio at birth or mortality at different ages
• Global epidemiology and determinants of fertility and infertility
• Global perspective to family planning, contraception, abortion, and infertility treatment
• Teenage marriages and pregnancies
• The epidemiology, causes, consequences and prevention of maternal mortality
• The epidemiology, causes, consequences and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among women
• Women as targets of domestic or sexual violence
• Major international initiatives to improve women’s health and organizations working in the field

Teaching methods

Classroom work max 48h

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


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Announced in the Teaching Schedule

Further information

Minimum number of students: 8 (else the course will be cancelled), Maximum number of students: 32

Belongs to following study modules

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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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