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AHRO Masterclass in Mother-Child Health

Time limit: 90 days
30 credits

£640 Enroll

Full course description


Maternal and child health (MCH) is an important public health issue.  Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. Each of these stages should be a positive experience. Although there have been important progress over the past years, about 295,000 women die during and following pregnancy and childbirth in 2017. Latest data shows that about 810 women die every day from preventable causes associated with pregnancy and childbirth.  In 2016, the World Federation of Public Health Assembly in partnership with American Public Health Association globalised a policy statement on maternal mortality which was adopted at the 50th General Assembly in Geneva with the “Reducing Maternal Mortality as a Human Right” resolutions calling for action on tracking high rates of maternal mortalities and creating a workforce equipped skills to reduce maternal mortalities in the developing countries. Educating health professionals is a key towards achieving sustainable goals in bettering MCH.

The aim of this course is to provide the platform for participants to learn about a range of clinical practice, legal requirements that impact their practices

Participants would gain comprehensive knowledge about issues in maternal and child survival and the novel strategies in women and children's healthcare.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Maternal and Child Health.
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  • Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health.
  • Preventive Strategies in Maternal and Child Health.
  • Reproductive Health.
  • Child Health.
  • Preventive Medicine & Population Health.
  • Immunisation.
  • Vaccines Preventable Diseases.
  • Maternal And Child Health Policy & Advocacy.
  • Violence, Trauma, and Adversity in MCH.
  • Public Health Ethics in Maternal and Child Health.
  • Childhood Obesity.
  • Effective Communication and Management Skills.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of Programs.

Learning Objectives

After the course, participants should be able to;

  • Describe the etiology, epidemiology and history of MCH problems.
  • Determine the usefulness of interventions for addressing issues in MCH.
  • Develop policy and advocacy programs in MCH.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse evidence.
  • Undertake a monitoring and evaluation of MCH program.
  • Become familiar with ethical issues in MCH.

Teaching Methods

Interactive Lectures conducted online, Problem-solving exercise and case-based learning through a VLE platform.  Course materials, including lecture notes and Power Point presentation, and other programme materials will be provided electronically.



Formative and Summative assessment. Learners would provide feedback via 1000 word written essay after each module and a 4000 written summative essay.


Nurses and Midwives, Allied Health professional working in the Maternal and Child Health Sector.

You will gain a CPD authenticated Certificate of Attendance.