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Gender and Health: Foundational Theories and Applications

East Baltimore
1st Term
International Health
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
M, W, 10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Gender has been receiving increasing attention in the field of public and global health. Are you curious about how gender inequities contribute to health disparities for women, men, and gender minorities in the US and globally? Are you interested in learning theories, tools, and skills to promote gender equity in your chosen area of public health practice? Are you interested in applying an intersectional understanding in the study of gender and health, taking into consideration how additional social determinants, including social class and race, intertwine with gender to shape health inequities?
Provides a broad overview of the field of gender as applied to public health. Discusses the distinction between sex and gender and how they intertwine. Examines the effect of gender power relations on women's, men's, and gender minorities' health, including transgender and cisgender people. Prepares students to apply foundational theories in gender and health to a broad range of health topics. Presents strategies for incorporating gender analysis into health research and interventions.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain and apply foundational theoretical frameworks related to gender and health
  2. Consider and critically evaluate the interrelationship between sex from gender and how these differ across varied global contexts
  3. Evaluate the role of gender in shaping health inequities and the importance of applying gender analysis to women's, men's, and gender minorities' health
  4. Apply an intersectional understanding in the study of gender and health, taking into consideration how additional social, political, and economic determinants of health, including social class and race, interact with gender to contribute to population health and health inequities. (LO10)
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Reflection
  • 40% Assignments
  • 30% Group Presentation
Special Comments

CEPH Competencies and Learning objectives covered by this course are:
LO4, C6, C8,