Course: Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants, and Children

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Course Description

This course focuses on the historical problems and interventions associated with infant mortality. Describes the scientific basis for infant mortality and analyzes causes and consequences in a population and development of a programmatic and policy approach.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the scientific basis for infant mortality and for the interventions currently being used to address this problem.
  • Analyze the causes and consequences of high infant mortality in a population.
  • Develop programmatic approaches and policies to reduce infant mortality rates in a population.


An introductory course in epidemiology is suggested. Knowledge of statistics and familiarity with research methods is also recommended. However, you are invited to take this course without having any of these prerequisites at your own educational risk.