NURS 5120 3.0 Advanced Perspectives in Women’s Health: Critical Feminist Analysis (Summer 2014)

Course Director: Dr. C. van Daalen-Smith, RN, PhD

Email: cvandaal@yorku.ca

Calendar Course Description

Beginning with the Social Determinants of Health, students will critically analyze Women’s Health and Women’s Health Movements using an intersectional feminist framework. Findings and analyses will be applied to Canadian Nursing Practice and Advocacy.

Expanded Course Description

Beginning with the Social Determinants of Health, students will critically analyze Women’s Health and Women’s Health Movements using an Intersectional and Critical Feminist framework. Issues of inquiry include but are not limited to: the politics of women’s bodies; pathologization and medicalization; the history of women as healers; women and ‘madness’/ women’s mental health, gender and health; women and pharmaceuticals; age, beauty and status; women’s bodies as capitalist interest; sexuality; violence; girls health; environmental health; occupational health; the intersecting impact of age, race, class, gender, size, literacy, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation; gender bias in health research; and advocacy as ethical nursing practice. Findings and analyses will be applied to Canadian Nursing Practice and Advocacy.

Course Structure:

 This course is offered as a Blended Hybrid Course, with four on-campus classes, on-line moodle discussion, one field trip (in pairs) scheduled by students themselves and a closing photographic essay exhibit hosted by the School of Nursing.

 In order to access the FULL SYLLABUS, students must be registered for the course, and then come into the MOODLE page. By May 1st, the page will go live and you will see the entire course outlined for you, including what to prepare for each of the 4 on -campus days plus assignments etc. Routine Moodle Access is compulsory and necessary.

 The four on-site dates will be held in the Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building (HNES)  at York University’s Keele Campus- room assignment will be posted on our course website: https://moodle.yorku.ca/moodle/course/view.php?id=33200

  • Friday May 16, 9:00-3:00, Module One
  • Friday June 6, 9:00-3:00, Module Two

  • Friday June 27, 9:00-3:00, Module Three

  • Friday July 18,9:00-3:00, Module Four

  • Tuesday July 29th*  Photo Essay Exhibit/Course Closure

    (*NB date/time to be determined in consultation with the class)

Required Textbook

Morrow, M., Hankivsky, O, & Varcoe, C. (2007). Women's Health in Canada: Critical Perspectives on Theory and Policy.  ISBN of the paperback is 978-0-8020-9638-8.

NB (ASK FOR THE PAPERBACK VERSION IF ORDERING
FROM BOOKSTORE OR VIA AMAZON.CA/CHAPTERS.CA)
Note: all other readings will be made accessible via the course Moodle Site

 

For information about the course, contact Dr. van Daalen-Smith at cvandaal@yorku.ca