Learning Outcome 

  1. To demonstrate a critical understanding of Gender in the arena of health
  2. To critically analyse two different health topics harnessing a suitable Gender or Sex Role theory
  3. Author a personal reflective account on a learning experience

The first section of the essay will outline a health issue linked with gender. It will then outline & critically discuss one theory and show how this can enhance our understanding of the chosen health topic. The second section of the essay will outline a different health issue linked with gender and outline & critically discuss one theory again showing how this can enhance our understanding of the chosen health topic.

To address learning outcome three and the reflective journal element of the marking criteria you will write a reflective summary (500 words) reviewing the thoughts, opinions and feelings experienced throughout the module. An academic model of reflection (Kolb or Gibbs) must be incorporated within this 500 word summary. The 500 word reflection will be incorporated in to one word document following the 2500 word coursework above. In order to complete this section you will need to record your views weekly after each lecture. It is hoped your initial views will develop over the course of the module.

Gender, sex and health