28th October – 1st November 2019
(5 full days, 9:00am-5:00pm)
The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus
This course provides an overview and practical guidelines to address child health issues among disadvantaged populations and in low resources settings. Key issues addressed include: acute respiratory illness, diarrhoea diseases, peri natal conditions, nutritional deficiencies, and communicable diseases. These issues are investigated from the perspectives of public health practice in a range of countries that represent different levels of economic development.
The course highlights the lifecycle approach to understanding child health, which acknowledges the role of inter-generational health status and other socio-environmental influences in the different stages of development. Participants will develop an understanding of how child health is shaped by key associations such as the health of the mother and the role of the family. They will also consider how global development frameworks and country level health systems influence child health. Participants will develop an understanding of how child health is shaped by key associations such as the health of the mother and the role of the family; but also, global development frameworks and country level health systems. In this course, participants will develop the skills to critically analyse and appraise recent research into child health and child health programming efforts seeking to achieve global development and health goals.