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This subject provides an overview and practical guidelines to address international child health issues, including acute respiratory illness, diarrhoea diseases, peri natal conditions, nutritional deficiencies, and communicable diseases. These issues will be presented from the perspective of public health practice in a range of countries. The subject will highlight the lifecycle approach and association with other stages of development, particularly the health of the mother and the role of family and community practices.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion, students should be able to
- Describe the most important global causes of childhood mortality and morbidity;
- Understand the broader social determinants of health;
- Describe the global frameworks, institutions, and current programs, including WHO, UNICEF, development banks and global funds;
- Understand the current strategies for prevention and management of important causes of childhood illness, including their evidence base;
- Identify new approaches to the promotion of child development and child human rights;
- Understand effective child public health program development; and
- Identify priorities for research in international child health.
- Critical and empathic thinking
- Inter-disciplinary collaboration and team work
- Oral communication skills
Last updated: 3 November 2022