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|
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
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.
|Tiers||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.