HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Clinical Medicine Stream

The Clinical Medicine Stream or pathway provides advanced education in STIs and HIV for graduates in medicine and other related fields, focusing on clinical, diagnostic, public health, social and program related aspects. Students also have opportunities to choose elective subjects from a variety of related topics such as counseling, contraception and reproductive health, sexual dysfunction, adult sexual assault, sex education and public health. Components of the degree count towards formal study requirements for the Advanced Training of the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. This stream is suitable for medical graduates interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health or more established physicians, such as general practitioners or specialists, wishing to gain greater knowledge and understanding in STIs and HIV areas.

In addition to the required core units of study, students must complete:


Stream Core Units of Study Stream Elective Units of Study

All students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study.

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

Masters students complete 12 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

Semester 1

Semester 1

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs (6crp)

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses (6crp)
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health (6crp)
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics (6crp)
  SEXH5402
Counselling in Sexual Health 1 (6crp)
  SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function (6crp)
  SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault (6crp)
  SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1 
  SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education (6crp)
Semester 2 Semester 2
SEXH5008
Sex and Society (2crp)
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine (4crp)
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs (2crp)
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS (4crp)
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS (2crp)
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries (4crp)
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection (6crp)
PUBH5113
International Health (4crp)
  SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health (6crp)
  SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2 (6crp)
  SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health (6crp)
  SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality (6crp)
  SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery (2crp)
  SEXH5413
Sexual Health Promotion 2 (6crp)
  BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics (2crp)
  SEXH5413
Sexual Health and Relationships Education (6crp)