CULTURE, SOCIETY, GENDER AND HEALTH
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects PHE1CSG
Special conditions This subject is primarily intended as an introduction to gender for health science students. Students majoring in gender studies from other disciplines should discuss with the subject coordinator prior to enrolment as it may revisit issues covered in other subjects.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Gender Inequality in our Changing World: A comparative approach||Prescribed||Lori Keschaft, Roger Clarke and Denise Ciambrone (2016)||Routledge|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Understand and explain the difference between gender and sex
- Lectures, Hurdle Tutorials, Presentations, Major Essay
02. Have a working understanding of the theoretical constructs surrounding gender
- Lectures, Tutorials, Readings, Reflections
03. Identify and critically analyze issues in health pertaining to gender.
- Lectures, Tutorials, Major Essay
04. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues, impact, responsibilities and duty of care of healthcare practitioners in relation to gender.
- Lectures, Tutorials, Readings
05. Reflect on your own future professional practice and how issues of gender may affect your thinking
- Lectures, Tutorials,
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Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Depending on student numbers, student preferences and tutor availability, a choice of face to face or online tutorials may be offered."
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
|Major Assignment Part 1. Identification essay topic and search for reference material 300 words||Week 3 Proposal of major essay topic Identification of appropriate search terms Identification of 10 journal articles Uploaded to LMS||5||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|Major Assignment Part 2. Wk 4 200 word abstract of planned major essay, Wk 5 peer review||Week 4 In class exercise, please bring laptop computer to class. Will involve upload to LMS. Week 5 Peer review in class Must complete both parts exactly as instructed to earn points.||5||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|Major Assignment Part 3 One 2,500-word essay||Topic of choice based upon hurdles 1 & 2, from within the overall weekly topics. Students may change choice of topic only in consultation with subject coordinator||50||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|100 word reflection on weekly topic & readings (must complete a minimum of 10 out of 12 weeks)||There will be a set reading each week that students will be asked to refect upon, moderated by tutors.||40||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|