HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Counselling Stream

The Counselling Stream or pathway is aimed at:

  • Recent graduates in psychology, counselling, education, occupational therapy, rehabilitation therapy and social work who are interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health counselling and therapy.
  • More established professionals (such as nurses, therapists, counsellors, social workers, teachers, general practitioners) wishing to gain greater knowledge and understanding in these areas.
  • Professionals who deal with HIV, STIs and Sexual Health issues as part of their roles (such as marriage and relationship counsellors, clergy, journalists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counsellors) and who wish to gain greater knowledge and understanding in these 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

SEXH5402
Counselling in Sexual Health 1 (6crp)

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses (6crp)
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function (6crp)
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics (6crp)
  SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault (6crp)
  SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1 (6crp)
  SEXH5412
Sexual Health and Relationships Education (6crp)
Semester 2 Semester 2
SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2 (6crp)
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS (4crp)
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality (6crp)
SEXH5008
Sex and Society (2crp)
  SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs (2crp)
  SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS (2crp)
  SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health (6crp)
  SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health (6crp)
  SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery (2crp)
  SEXH5413
Sexual Health Promotion 2 (6crp)
  BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics (2crp)