Courses Taught by Lauren Owens

HBEHED540: Fundamentals of Reproductive Health

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Lauren Owens (Residential);
  • Offered every year
  • Not offered 2024-2025
  • Prerequisites: Recommend prior human physiol course
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of reproductive health, in the USA and internationally. The course will introduce students to historical trends in the global burden of reproductive ill-health, the social ecology of reproductive risk, clinical health practice, and current controversies in policy and practice. Through a comparative look at reproductive health needs (e.g. maternal morbidity, contraceptive use, STI care and HIV-related services), in a range of diverse social settings, we will critically examine the logic and impact of current international standards for RH policy and practice.
  • Syllabus for HBEHED540