Gender and Health

Course code NURS3109Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

Gender is an important determinant of health. This course will examine gendered heath issues as they impact on people across their lifespan and in different communities. It focuses on health promotion, and the prevention of disease and illness. The nurse will be located in contemporary society as an essential part of the complex health care of children, youth and families.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to:
* Gendered health issues across the lifespan in Australia and internationally
* The issues and challenges related to child, youth and family health care
* Effective engagement with children, young people and families in the community and in a range of practice settings
* The law concerning family violence, child abuse and neglect
* The environmental risks and protective factors for the health of men and women in Australia and internationally.
ContentThis course comprises three modules. Each has a defined set of learning outcomes as listed below:
Module 1 - Gender and health
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* Define and distinguish between the key terms of sex, gender, sexism, heterosexism
* Explain gender, sexual differences and health
* Debate how gender is a social determinant of health in Australia and internationally
* Critically analyse gender stereotypes in different cultures and their effect on health
* Discuss family violence and child abuse
* Demonstrate understanding of the relevant aspects of the NSW Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998) and the Children Legislation Amendment (Wood Inquiry Recommendations) Act 2009

Module 2 - Child, youth and family health
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* discuss the role of the nurse in health promotion and illness prevention when caring for children, young people and families in different practice contexts
* demonstrate an understanding of the therapeutic communication skills required when working with children, young people and families during times of stress and illness
* Discuss adolescent health risks and service provision in Australia
* Demonstrate an understanding of the transition to parenthood in contemporary society.

Module 3- Womens' and mens' health
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* Identify health risks to women in contemporary society
* Discuss the health care needs of women and girls across the life span
* Identify health risks to men and boys in contemporary society
* Discuss the health care needs of men and boys across the life span.
Replacing Course(s)NURS3163 Sexuality and Families (10 units)
TransitionThis version of NURS3163 replaces the current course. Students enrolled in the current program who do not complete the current version of NURS3163 will enrol in the new course and undertake a clinical placement of 64 hours to provide equivalence for the purpose of registration as a nurse.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAll 1000 and 2000 Bachelor of Nursing level courses
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Learning journal and report/group presentation - 50%
Presentations - GroupGroup project and presentation
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in the Bachelor of Nursing
Compulsory Program ComponentAll level 1000 level BN