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221.701.01 Introduction to Gender Analysis Within Health Research and Interventions

Department:
International Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Rosemary Morgan
Course Instructor :
Resources:
Description:

Interested in learning how to incorporate gender analysis into health research or interventions?

Gender is a key social stratifer which affects health needs, vulnerabilities, risks, and outcomes. Gender analysis entails seeking to understand inequities in health as a result of differential distributions of power and resources and how these inequities affect research and intervention outcomes. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate gender analysis into health research projects or interventions.

Introduces gender analysis as an integral part of health research and interventions. Focuses on teaching students on how to incorporate gender analysis into health research and interventions. Explores: (1) theoretical approaches to gender and health, including intersectionality, masculinities, and non-binary approaches; (2) how gender and gender relations affects health needs, risks, experiences, and outcomes; and (3) ways in which gender analysis can be incorporated into health research and interventions, including the use of gender frameworks and questions, gender assessments, and transformative approaches. Examples will cover a range of international settings, with a focus on low-and-middle income country settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of gender in shaping health inequities
  2. Recognize how gender health inequities affect health research and interventions
  3. Explain how gender analysis is incorporated into health systems research
  4. Incorporate gender analysis into their health research and interventions
  5. Critically discuss different theoretical approaches to gender and health
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% Reading summary and responses
  • 70% Final Paper

Enrollment Restriction:

Only graduate students, no undergraduates

Instructor Consent:

No consent required