EPI 556 Perinatal Epidemiology 3.0 Credits
Perinatal Epidemiology provides an overview of maternal and child health during the perinatal period, from mid-pregnancy through the first month of infancy. Many perinatal outcomes, however, have processes that begin earlier in the prenatal and even preconception periods. Some of these outcomes and processes will also be discussed. The first half of the course focuses on the epidemiology of the main outcomes that affect the mother, fetus, and newborn, including methodological challenges in studying these outcomes. The second half of the course examines specific aspects of maternal and child health that have an impact on how we study and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes. Current research areas in perinatal epidemiology and future directions for research are also discussed.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EPI 570 [Min Grade: B-] and BST 571 [Min Grade: B-]