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PGHAS06 Gender and wellbeing in the global south and north 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Public and Global Health

General description

Gender is intertwined with sociological, biological, and cultural constructs. This course looks at gender issues from a human rights perspective. The major issues of demography, sexuality and use of force related to genders are investigated.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the students
- are able to apply human rights approach to gender issues
- can recognize the major issues of demography, sexuality and use of force related to genders
- know how to analyze social determinants of gender and wellbeing (e.g. poverty and education)
- are aware of various issues and contexts in which culture links to gender
- understand the main determinants and global epidemiology of women´s health
- have the ability to analyze practices to enhance gender-related wellbeing


During this course students analyse the social determinants of wellbeing, such as poverty and education, in both genders. The bigger picture of global epidemiology in women´s health - reproduction, maternal health, gender-specific health issues - will also be drawn. Overall, the course aims to deepen the students? awareness of the main issues and contexts in which culture and gender are linked.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
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Faculty of Social Sciences