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Foundational Perspectives of Women’s Health
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This unit of study explores the position and role of women from sociological, psychological and political perspectives. By reviewing the issues concerning the position of women, feminism (including the historical and current views) and the discourses surrounding women’s health, the student will have the opportunity to examine issues of access and equity for specific groups of women including women from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Foundational Perspectives of Women’s Health
Unit of study code 262
Availability Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Prescribed text Nil
Co-ordinated by Kataryna Terry
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Women and society a) review the literature on the historical and current view of the position of women in society Assessment 1: Online discussions x2 10% 3, 8
Theme 2: Philosophies surrounding women’s health b) identify issues that may affect access and equity for women including specific groups of women Assessment 2: Essay (2,000 words) 40% 6
Theme 3: Women’s health policy c) demonstrate an understanding of the social, political, cultural and environmental determinants that impact on women’s health Assessment 3: Guided case analysis (3,000 words) 50% 10
Theme 4: Health concerns for specific groups of women d) explore and interpret mental health issues that can affect women across the lifespan
Theme 5: Women and violence e) identify health concerns for specific groups of women including those with a disability
Theme 6: Women’s mental health issues f) examine the issues of sexuality and body image across the lifespan.
Theme 7: Women and substance abuse
Theme 8: Women and disabilities
Theme 9: Sexuality and self-image

Foundational Perspectives of Women’s Health (262) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.