Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants, and Children OpenCourseWare: Johns Hopkins University's Free Online Undergraduate Course

Published Dec 16, 2008

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Learn the history of infant mortality across the world, its prevalence today and how to prevent it through this free OpenCourseWare about infant mortality prevention. 'Preventing Infant Mortality and Promoting the Health of Women, Infants and Children,' offered by Johns Hopkins University, provides you with an overview of infant mortality and preventative strategies. This course is recommended for those who understand statistics, research methods and have had a course in epidemiology, although those with other backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

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

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

Ten million babies die every year around the world, and in poor countries, between up to 20% of children never see their first birthday. This OpenCourseWare from Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, provides a background on causes of infant deaths in developed and developing nations. The course covers the history of infant mortality in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as strategies used to reduce infant mortality. Students will learn the statistics relating to infant mortality of various ethnic groups. Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health lecturer Melissa Hawkins, Ph.D., M.H.S., teaches this course about infant death.

Notes, lectures, downloads and an audio accompaniment are available for free online. If you are interested in taking this free course, visit the preventive measures for infant mortality course page.

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