Teaching Mother and Child Health in schools of public health

Rosa Gofin

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Abstract

Mothers and children constitute the majority of the population and can be considered vulnerable populations. Their health is essential for personal, community, and country development. The ultimate goal of Mother and Child Health (MCH) teaching in schools of public health is to improve the health of women and children. This can be achieved by preparing professionals in the foundations of MCH either as practitioners, policy makers, or researchers. The content of MCH teaching should answer the local needs and include international and global aspects, considering the multifactorial determinants of health. Courses can be integrated into the MPH program or constitute a track within the MPH. Teaching methods should be interactive, including classroom activity and fieldwork. Faculty should be multidisciplinary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Health Reviews
Volume30
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • MPH training
  • Mother and child health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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