GENDER EQUITY AND HEALTH

PHE5GEH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Gender inequality is now acknowledged as core priority for public health in Australia and internationally. As a super determinant, the social construction of gender intersects with all other health determinants to positively and/or negatively impact the health and well-being of Australians.In this subject, students will explore current theoretical perspectives to understand and challenge gender inequalities. Using an intersectional gender lens, students will critically analyse the impact of femininities and masculinities on current public health issues (including gender-based violence). Public health approaches will be reviewed in relation to a spectrum of approaches from gender exploitative to gender transformative. In completing this subject, students will have the skills and confidence to conduct a gender analysis on a health issue, policy or programme, apply this to designing a gender transformative approach, and understand the importance of gender equity to achieving safe, healthy communities.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMegan Bugden

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThrough online lectures, readings, tedtalks and workshops students will explore the impact of gender inequity on health and well-being. Assessment tasks will consolidate student knowledge and build their skills and confidence to apply gender equitable approaches tocurrent public health issues.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Identify, describe and compare the current theoretical perspectives of gender.
02. Critique, interpret and communicate how gender is a critical determinant of health.
03. Apply theories of gender equity to current and past public health approaches, policies and programs.
04. Conduct a gender analysis of public health issues, policy or programs to develop a gender transformative approach.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMegan Bugden

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflection (1,500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Gender analysis (2,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

Podcast (1,500 word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMegan Bugden

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflection (1,500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Gender analysis (2,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO4

Podcast (1,500 word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4