Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hrs: One 2 hour seminar per week |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Bec Bentley
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
This subject will introduce sex/gender as a social construct. We will take a historical perspective to explore the women’s health and men’s health movements. We will compare and contrast the health of men and women and critically analyse the explanations that have been offered for both the differences and similarities. Case studies will be used to illustrate the contemporary ways in which practices of health care are gendered and the consequences for health (e.g. psychiatry, HRT use, cancer, heart disease and medical consultations). We will also analyse the ways in which public health programs are gendered and the consequences for health (e.g. screening programs, tobacco cessation etc). Finally, we will analyse the health consequences of gender relations in day-to-day life (e.g. in employment, housing, family).
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
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Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon completion of this subject a student should have:
Master of Public Health |
Gender and Women's Health |
Health Social Sciences
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