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