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July 19, 2021

University of Aberdeen launches short online PG course about women’s healthcare

University of AberdeenThe University of Aberdeen has launched a new online course that will explore global women’s health issues.

The online postgraduate level course – Women’s Health in a Global Setting – investigates factors affecting women’s health around the world, exploring issues including LGBTQ+ health inequalities, gender bias, women’s rights and the effects of Covid-19 on women in developing countries.

Clinical Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen’s Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Dr Alyaa Mostafa, explains, “This 10-week, postgraduate level course allows our students to better understand the global efforts needed worldwide to improve the health of women. We will explore how gender differences, inequality, women’s family roles, community and society support, and approaches to healthcare systems all play a role in women’s health and how these issues intersect with broader social and economic factors.”

Dr Mostafa continues, “With the help of expert health researchers and clinical academics, our students will learn how to analyse, monitor and improve healthcare for women and understand the barriers women face when seeking healthcare support, with the aim of improving women’s health outcomes globally.”

Students can study this online program from anywhere in the world and will gain 15 credits at masters level which can be used towards further qualification such as a Master of Public Health, MSc Clinical Nutrition and MSc Global Health and Management. Some of these masters options can also be studied online, too.

Dr Mostafa says, “The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in women’s health and we hope it will be of particular interest to GPs, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals or those working in epidemiology, family planning, community healthcare or third sector. There are many factors affecting women’s health, but this course provides an opportunity to explore their impacts and identify and evaluate the actions that are needed to improve healthcare for women around the world.”

Find out more about Women’s Health In A Global Setting.

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Content added on 19th July 2021. 

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