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Women and Health: Obstacles and Opportunities PG (8555.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery



    In this unit students will undertake an examination of the ways in which gender informs women's health and health concerns. By reading widely across a range of literature pertinent to women and health, students will develop an increased understanding of how women's health extends beyond an absence of disease into every aspect of their daily lives. In this unit students will explore the issues of achieving gender and social equality in order to meet the unique health needs of women. The contemporary experience of women as recipients of health care across the life span will be analysed and multiple approaches to health care for women examined.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Produce a comprehensive examination of literature in relation to women's health and wellbeing;

    2. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of feminist standpoints as they relate to women's health issues; and

    3. Propose initiatives focused on the health of women within a healthcare setting ranging from local to global.

    Contact Hours

    4 days intensive plus online component.





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