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Gender and Women's Health

Informal specialisationYear: 2018

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Students specialising in Gender and Women’s Health will acquire knowledge about gender and the social determinants of health. The specialisation will provide students with the tools to explain and measure the ways in which gender affects heath, including how women's and men's positions in society shape health outcomes across the lifespan. Another focus of the stream is women’s health from a global perspective. On completion, students will have the capacity to develop public health strategies that take into account the role of gender. This specialisation provides professional education for graduates who work or intend to work as researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers or health promotion practitioners in the expanding fields of gender and women's health. Students can apply to undertake a Research Project in Gender & Women’s Health, in which they may either use qualitative or quantitative social research methods or epidemiological approaches to examine problems related to gender or women’s health.

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Last updated: 29 March 2019