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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are invited to examine issues relevant to culture, society, gender and health. The focus is for students to develop an awareness of health care issues relating to both women and men in Australia and overseas. In regard to women's health, the subject will include topics such as: why women's health, the medicalisation of women's health, women and reproductive health, motherhood and postnatal depression, women and HIV/AIDS, and women and violence. In relation to men's health: emerging men's health issues, sexuality, men's health promotion, and policies relating to men. The subject also includes a discussion on gender and health within indigenous populations. Students will be encouraged to examine health and gender within social, cultural and political contexts, within both Australian and international settings.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects PHE1CSG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and explain the difference between gender and sex

Lectures, Hurdle Tutorials, Presentations, Major Essay

02. Have a strong understanding of the theoretic constructs surrounding gender

Lectures, Hurdle Tutorials, Presentations, Major Essay

03. Identify and critically analyze issues in health care policy, provision or management pertaining to gender.

Lectures, Hurdle Tutorials, Presentations, Major Essay

04. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues, impact, responsibilities and duty of care of healthcare practitioners in relation to gender.

Lectures, Presentations, Major Essay

05. Reflect on your own future professional practice and how issues of gender may affect your thinking

Lectures, Tutorials

06. Participate in and contribute to lectures and tutorials; learning with and from fellow students

Lectures, Hurdle Tutorials, Presentations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Will include 20 minute break"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
In class Hurdle 1. Identification of major topic and how to search for reference material essayWeek 3 In class exercise, please bring laptop computer to class Proposal of major essay topic Identification of appropriate search terms Identification of 10 journal articles Uploaded to LMS 1001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
In class Hurdle 2. Wk 4 Exercise to write 200 word summary of planned major essay, Wk 5 peer reviewWeek 4 In class exercise, please bring laptop computer to class. Will involve upload to LMS. Week 5 Peer review in class1001, 04, 05, 06
One 3,000-word essay, individual workTopic of choice based upon hurdles 1 & 2, from within the overall weekly topics. Cannot be the same topic as that chosen for the group assignment, Students may change choice of topic only in consultation with subject coordinator5001, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 15-min class presentation in conjoint groups of three, to be presented on the date assignedGroup presentation in assigned groups of three to each group by subject coordinator Grp choice of topic within overall weekly topics, cannot be the same topic as that for the major essay. Extensions only permitted if there are substantive reasons (such as a medical certificate) 1500 word presentation to be uploaded via LMS. 3001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06