HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Stream: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Pathway: Clinical Medicine

The Clinical Medicine 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.

Compulsory Units of Study

Unit of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students from a non-health background must complete SEXH5401 plus 18 credit points of stream specific units of study

SEXH5401
Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health

 6 (available semester 1)  online
 
Compulsory unit of study for Graduate Diploma students
Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online; online/face to face
     
Compulsory units of study for Master students
Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online; online/face to face
SEXH5406
Professional Placement
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online/intensive
Stream Specific Units of Study - Clinical Medicine Pathway

Unit of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students from a non-health background must complete SEXH5401 plus 18 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Graduate Certificate students from a health background must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Graduate Diploma students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Master students must complete 18 credit points of stream specific units of study but it is recommended that students complete all of the stream specific units of study listed below.

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs

 6 (available semester 1)  face to face

SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

 6 (available semester 1)  online/intensive
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face
SEXH5414
Public Health:HIV, STIs & sexual health
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face; online
Stream Specific Elective Units of Study - Clinical Medicine Pathway

Units of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode

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

Masters students complete 18 credit points of stream specific elective units of study. Students can also select the remaining stream specific units of study as electives.

Offered Semester 1    
SEXH5402
Counselling in Sexual Health 1
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
 6  online/intensive
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6  face to face; online
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
 6  online/intensive
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
 6  online
Offered Semester 2    
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
 6  online
SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
 2  online/intensive
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
 6  online/intensive
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
 4  online; face to face
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
 4  online; face to face
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
 4  face to face
Project Units of Study - Master (Advanced)

Students accepted in the Master (Advanced) program must complete 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students must re-enrol every semester, with the associated financial cost, until they submit their project report or dissertation.


Unit of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode
MEDF5301
Project (Advanced Masters)
 12 (available semester 1 and 2) supervision
MEDF5302
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision
MEDF5303
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision