Fertility Control (RHHG5014)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit ncourages a practical approach to fertility control and enables students to develop skills in the provision of contraceptive services. The following topics are covered: general issues in fertility control; contraceptive choice; benefits and risks of contraception; legal aspects; contraceptive counselling; availability of contraceptives; development of new contraceptives and details of specific methods of contraception including behavioural methods, barrier methods, intra-uterine devices, steroidal contraceptives, contra contragestion and abortion, immunological methods, and status of male contraception. Lectures build on pre-reading provided. Tutorials require student presentation and discussion of issues. A written assignment is required during the semester. Assessment is based on presentations during tutorials and on the written assignment.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

4x3hr lectures

Assessment

essay assignment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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