CULTURE, SOCIETY, GENDER AND HEALTH

PHE3CSG

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, we invite you as future health professionals to consider issues relevant to the health needs of a diverse multicultural population in Australia in terms of gender. We will explore the impact of gender (in terms of theory and impact) in relation to individuals, family, religion and culture, the health industry (the medicalization of health), sexuality (and the impact of sexually transmitted infections), violence, parenting (including post- natal depression), men's health, minority groups (such as prisoners) and the impact of climate change. Through lectures, directed reading and tutorials, students will explore how gender intersects with health within social, cultural and political contexts.



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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE1CSG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is primarily intended as an introduction to issues surrounding gender for health science students. It takes an applied approach to the subject matter. Students majoring in gender studies from other disciplines should discuss with the subject coordinator prior to enrollment as it may revisit issues covered in other subjects.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGender Inequality in our Changing World: A comparative approachPrescribedLori Keschaft, Roger Clarke and Denise Ciambrone (2016)Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare and interpret historical, social and cultural influences that influence current thinking on gender and sex.

Activities:
Recorded content, Reflective readings, Online discussions

02. Identify, describe and compare the current theoretical perspectives on gender.

Activities:
Recorded content, Reflective readings, Online discussions

03. Compare and contrast how culture, society and gender may influence the delivery of services by health providers.

Activities:
Recorded content, Reflective readings, Online discussions

04. Assess and judge the impact of cultural perceptions of gender may have for patients and/or clients.

Activities:
Recorded content, Reflective readings, Online discussions

05. Plan and devise strategies to accommodate potential needs of future patients in terms of their gender identity.

Activities:
Recorded content, Reflective readings, Online discussions

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students require access to internet at speeds capable to run video content."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 0.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students require access to internet at speeds capable to run Zoom conferencing software."

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 reflections on weekly topic & readings (200-words per reflection, total 2,000-words equivalent) Must complete a minimum of 10 out of 12 weeks. There will be a set reading each week that students will be asked to reflect upon, moderated by tutors.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quiz 1 - Week 4, 30 minutes (500-words equivalent)Multiple choice and short answer questions10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quiz 2 - Week 8, 40 minutes (800-words equivalent)Multiple choice and short answer questions20 01, 02, 03
Online Quiz 3 - Week 13, 40 minutes (800-words equivalent)Multiple choice and short answer questions20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05