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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours videos, quizzes, and peer reviewed project...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the Global Context

Welcome to Module 1! This course will discuss the global health implications of pregnancy and childbirth in the developing world, where far too many women and babies die from complications during pregnancy, childbirth, and soon after childbirth. Themes covered in this module include an introduction to maternal care, an in-depth look at the numbers, and a look at maternal mortality and morbidity in a global context....
Reading
5 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
A Closer Look at the Numbers 5m
Causes of Death 7m
Signs of Progress 5m
Accelerating the Global Response 8m
Reading3 readings
Course Overview10m
About Us10m
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the Global Context20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the U.S. Context

In this module you’ll visit the United States where, believe it or not, maternal mortality rate is actually on the rise! In fact, maternal mortality has doubled in the U.S. during the last two decades. Why is that? And what can be done to reverse this trend? Along the way you’ll meet a physician and her patient who will help us answer some of these questions. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Trends and Disparities in U.S. Maternal Mortality 11m
Severe Maternal Morbidity7m
Primary Prevention of Maternal Deaths 3m
Interview with Diana Childers and Dr. Wendy Book 10m
Secondary Prevention of Maternal Death 11m
When Prevention Fails: Maternal Mortality Review 11m
Reading1 reading
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in the US 20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Impact of the Health Care Workforce Shortage

In this module we’ll be discussing the critical importance of having an adequate and well-trained health workforce for reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. We’ll be discussing the problems of shortage and maldistribution, as well as some important strategies for addressing these problems such as task shifting and task sharing. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Maldistribution & Migration 6m
Shortage, Maldistribution, & Migration Solutions 6m
Task Shifting vs. Task Sharing 8m
The Effectiveness of Task Shifting & Task Sharing 10m
Policy Issues 6m
Reading1 reading
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The Impact of the Health Care Workforce Shortage on Maternal and Newborn Care20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Emergency Obstetric Care & Health Facility Services

In this module, we will learn about a globally recognized package of such interventions called emergency obstetric care, or EmOC. We will spend some time learning about how emergency obstetric care is assessed and monitored at the national and sub-national levels, including quality improvement measures. Lastly, we will consider some key challenges and potential solutions in developing country contexts....
Reading
6 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
EmOC Signal Functions6m
United Nations Process Indicators for Monitoring EmOC 8m
EmOC Monitoring and Assessment 5m
Quality Improvement in EmOC 3m
Challenges to EmOC Implementation in Developing Country Contexts8m
Reading1 reading
Readings & Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Emergency Obstetric Care: Health Facility Services that Support Maternal Health and Survival30m
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Instructor

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Lynn Sibley

Professor
Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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