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Module leads


Fiona Alderdice Fiona Alderdice

Claire CarsonClaire Carson

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the global burden of maternal and child mortality and morbidity
  • To appreciate the major determinants and risk factors for maternal and child mortality and morbidity
  • To examine the design, implementation and evaluation of strategies for the prevention of maternal and child mortality in both developed and developing countries
  • To evaluate the specific challenges of epidemiological research in maternal and child health



  1. Maternal mortality and morbidity
  2. Infant nutrition/why is breastfeeding important?
  3. Perinatal and child mortality and morbidity
  4. Long-term outcomes of perinatal insults
  5. Real-life challenges in maternal and perinatal health services research
  6. Randomised controlled trials in maternal and perinatal field