Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health (SEXH5401)


This unit will explore the social, psychological, public health and medical aspects of sexuality and common sexually transmissible infections including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Emphasis will be placed on the way in which they impact on society, present to clinical services, and can be prevented and effectively managed.
Students will develop an awareness of all aspects of sexual health, including the importance of multidisciplinary approaches and the sexual rights of all individuals. The potential geographic, societal, cultural and political challenges faced in the delivery of effective sexual health care will be discussed.
The unit will introduce students to inquiry based learning and develop an understanding of the importance of evidence based practice.

Further unit of study information




2 Group work tasks (10%) and (20%); online quiz (20%); 2x 1500 word assignments (20%) and (30%)


Our Sexuality. 12th Edition, 2014 Robert L. Crooks, Karla Baur.

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Study this unit outside a degree

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.