Course name The Challenges of Health Care for Mothers and Children in Developing Countries
Course date 15.09.2022 - 31.12.2022
Institution XAMK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Health and Wellbeing HUB
Teacher Xamk lehtori
Available for open UAS For Free
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 01.09.2022
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OPEN UAS Enrolment

The Challenges of Health Care for Mothers and Children in Developing Countries

15.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Course description

Objective: After this online course, you will know about the health challenges facing mothers and children in developing countries. In addition, you will strengthen your competence when working in health care abroad or in Finland with immigrants. Mothers’ and children’s follow-up takes account of the challenges in developing countries.

– You will know about the most common health problems of developing countries as to pregnancy, postpartum and young children – You will be able to take care of pregnant mothers and under two-year-old children in developing countries and among immigrants in Finland – You will deepen your knowledge of mothers and children with disabilities in developing countries

Content: – Health challenges of mothers and children in developing countries – Observing the health of mother and foetus and identify risk factors related to pregnancy and childbirth – The follow-up of mother’s postnatal health and the follow-up of the growth and development of children under two years of age – Breastfeeding as a child’s health promoter – People with disabilities


Required previous skills: The student has basic knowledge of the health care of mothers and children.

Assessment criteria

To accomplish this course the student must pass all online discussions and tests.

Assessment scale