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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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMegan Bugden

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsPHE1CSG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis 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 enrolment as it may revisit issues covered in other subjects.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Gender Inequality in our Changing World: A comparative approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorLori Keschaft, Roger Clarke and Denise Ciambrone




ISBN978-0-415-73311-3, 978-1-315-84864-8

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Compare and interpret historical, social and cultural influences that influence current thinking on gender and sex.
02. Identify, describe and compare the current theoretical perspectives on gender.
03. Compare and contrast how culture, society and gender may influence the delivery of services by health providers.
04. Assess and judge the impact of cultural perceptions of gender may have for patients and/or clients.
05. Plan and devise strategies to accommodate potential needs of future patients in terms of their gender identity.

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