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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

8 points, SCA Band 3, 0.1666667 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr C Lawson


This elective unit addresses the following: Women as patients, adolescent health, contraception and STDs, reproductive health, childbirth, menopause, ageing and incontinence, women and work, mental health and women and violence.


At the end of the unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate improved knowledge and insight into women's health;
  2. Respond sensitivity and competently to women's health problems;
  3. Communicate effectively with female patients;
  4. Feel comfortable offering education, counselling and options within the consultation;
  5. Critically evaluate their practice skills in the area of women's health.


Assignment 1 (25%), Assignment 2 (25%), Journal (50%)