• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code HEGE-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Health and Gender Specialisation

All health programs now require practitioners and policy-makers to consider gender.  But what are the cultural and social explanations for gender differences in health, and where are the levers for change?  The health and gender specialisation of the Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine enables you to explore the social, cultural, political, and economic challenges of health and gender, particularly in the context of development and clinical care.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment will equip you with critical research tools and an in-depth understanding of gender-related issues in health, development, and medical care by drawing on current international policy and practice.

Career opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in health and gender in government and non-government organisations, or as an independent consultant, health practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. articulate and synthesise cross-disciplinary perspectives on gender and the ways they help determine differential illness distributions;
  2. engage in informed high-level debate about contemporary policy and practice in relation to gender and health, nationally and internationally; and
  3. employ a range of advanced methodological tools and perspectives to address emerging issues of contemporary importance about gender and health.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development 6
DEMO8048 Gender and Population 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
CHMD8005 Representing Medicine: Performance, Drama and Identity 6
CHMD8019 Culture, Health, Medicine Internship 6
CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health 6
DEMO8079 Health Demography 6
  GEND 6025: Gend, Health & Embodiment
GEND6501 Technoculture and the Body 6
POGO8061 Gender and Policy 6
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