In this unit students will apply a holistic approach viewing women’s health through a feminist lens to gain insights into women’s health needs. Students will explore the importance of supporting autonomous decision-making while investigating a range of women's health concerns. This unit will also engage students in exploring the accessibility and availability of healthcare services to LBGTQi populations. Students will explore the paradigm of women's sexual health including contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STI). The specific health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women will be a key focus in this unit.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link to the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. The first assessment will assess students' knowledge on women's health conditions in the form of multiple choice and short answer questions. For the second assessment, students will submit a written essay on issues around gender and health and the challenges faced in accessing appropriate health services. The third assessment the students will complete case studies exploring care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and submit a written reflection on learning in this critical practice area.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):