Global Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights

15 Credits
Second Cycle
School of Health and Welfare
Subject field
Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health (SRP)
Group of Subjects
Nursing Science
Disciplinary Domain
Health Science, 75%
Medicine, 25%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 05 March 2020.
This syllabus is valid from 31 August 2020.
Revised, 23 June 2020.
Revision is valid from 23 June 2020.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • describe basic concepts in global sexual,  reproductive health and rights as well as evidence based interventions and global health policy programmes that promote sexual and reproductive health
  • apply different disciplinary perspectives, theories and methods that include gender and gender perspectives in the subject area
  • analyse and discuss, from the perspective of rights, how social, economic, environmental, behavioural and political factors affect the health of mothers, children and teenagers; sexually transmitted diseases; family planning; and abortion care
  • present and argue for the proposed design of a research project and put this in relation to ethics, diversity issues and sustainability.

Course Content

Students will analyse global issues in a course that describes the evidence base for major interventions in the field. They will write a project plan in the area of study that includes methodological and ethical aspects.


Seminars, project plan and written assignments.

Forms of Study

Lectures and compulsory seminars.


The Swedish grades A - F

Number of credits:

  • Seminars and assignments, 10.5 credits
  • Project plan for Master’s thesis 4.5 credits


  • A Bachelors degree (180 credits) in a social sciences/health sciences/economics main field of study, or equivalent. Documented language proficiency equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge

Other Information

The course is part of the Master‘s Programme in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health.