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Unit description

Learners explore integrative approaches to women’s health. Evidence-based, patient-centred approaches are applied to a range of women’s health conditions, including polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, menstrual disorders and menopause. Learners also examine diverse woman-centred models of care, and are equipped with recognising acute emergencies in women’s health.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of women’s health and the female reproductive lifespan

Topic 2: Major causes of functional and organic pathology in women’s health

Topic 3: Woman-centred models of care

Topic 4: Integrative approaches to women’s health

Topic 5: Women’s health conditions

Topic 6: Acute emergencies in women’s health

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a critical understanding of women’s health and the female reproductive lifespanIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2describe the aetiology of functional and organic pathology in women’s healthIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3analyse diverse woman-centred models of careIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4critically describe integrative approaches to women’s healthIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5analyse integrative approaches to the management of women’s health conditionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6recognise acute emergencies in women’s health and appropriate courses of action.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of women’s health and the female reproductive lifespan
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the aetiology of functional and organic pathology in women’s health
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. analyse diverse woman-centred models of care
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically describe integrative approaches to women’s health
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. analyse integrative approaches to the management of women’s health conditions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. recognise acute emergencies in women’s health and appropriate courses of action.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Commentary - journal manuscript30%
Assignment60%
Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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