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Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:50

Course Overview

This course will explore the challenges faced in women’s health and health care in a global setting. Students will gain knowledge of how gender differences, equality, women’s family roles, community and society support, and approaches to health care systems all play a role in women’s health. It will also present how women’s health intersects with broader social, economic and political factors.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr A Mostafa

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course aims to demonstrate multi-dimensional views for women’s health on a global setting, and review and discuss the latest evidence and policies informing actions to improve women’s health outcomes throughout their lifecycle. Students will learn what is needed to ensure good quality women-centred healthcare being implemented in different socio-cultural situations while considering varying economic and political factors.


Teaching and learning for this course will involve a combination of videos with accompanying self-tests and quizzes, video interviews with accompanying guides, a computer-based practical session, self-study of recommended reading material, discussion boards and assignments. You will be expected to engage with the online material each week. We would strongly encourage you to complete all the suggested exercises as these are designed to deliver and reinforce the course material. Some units involve a greater time commitment than others, but on average you can expect to spend around 10-15 hours per week working through the materials and contributing to the forums. This time commitment includes preparation time for assessments. 

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Video presentation (0%-Online) week 5

Case-study analysis (30% - Online) week 8

MCQ test (30% - Online)

Video presentation (40%-Online) week 12

Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21:

Resit of any failed element.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDescribe the importance of different stages in women’s lifecycles and the relation to health and health care.
ConceptualAnalyseRecognise the impact of global gender differences and equality on health.
ProceduralAnalyseIllustrate women’s barriers to seeking health care support in different socio-cultural environments.
ProceduralAnalyseInvestigate the quality of women’s health in the context of social, economic and political aspects.
ConceptualEvaluateEvaluate the current evidence affecting women’s health globally and how it can be used to improve health outcomes.

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