Culture, Society, Gender, and Health

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Culture, Society, Gender, and Health

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Australian Culture, Gender Studies, Global Health, Health Science, Human Development, Intercultural Development, International Health, Multicultural Studies, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In this subject students are invited to examine issues relevant to culture, society, gender and health. The focus is for students to develop an awareness of health care issues relating to both women and men in Australia and overseas. In regard to women's health, the subject will include topics such as: why women's health, the medicalisation of women's health, women and reproductive health, motherhood and postnatal depression, women and HIV/AIDS, and women and violence. In relation to men's health: emerging men's health issues, sexuality, men's health promotion, and policies relating to men. The subject also includes a discussion on gender and health within indigenous populations. Students will be encouraged to examine health and gender within social, cultural and political contexts, within both Australian and international settings.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.