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Women and Global Health (POPH90066)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90066
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Developing and newly-industrialised countries experience wide variation in terms of history, politics, demographic transition, development and epidemiology. This subject situates women and their health in a dynamic context of development, globalisation and change. It examines key health issues, primarily for women in the Asian and Pacific Regions, but also in other international contexts, and explores factors that impact on health and illness throughout the lifespan. Gender, rights and ‘empowerment’ provide frameworks for analysis.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • describe the most important health issues for women globally
  • discuss how social determinants of health in a local context interact with global structures and transitions to shape women’s health
  • use a gender analysis framework to analyse a country-specific intervention developed in response to a particular health issue

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • critical appraisal of evidence well developed oral and written communication skills
  • well developed skills in searching bibliographic data bases and in synthesising evidence
  • an understanding analytic frameworks for addressing problems
  • planning skills
  • bility to frame and sustain an argument

Last updated: 24 August 2019