HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Stream: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Pathway: Counselling

The Counselling 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.
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
SEXH5401
Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health
 6 (available semester 1)  online
Compulsory units of study for Master students
Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study.
SEXH5401
Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health
 6 (available semester 1)  online
SEXH5406
Professional Placement
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online/intensive
Stream Specific Units of Study - Counselling 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.

SEXH5402
Counseling in Sexual Health 1

 6 (available semester 1)  online/intensive
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
 6 (available semester 1)  online/intensive
SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2
 6 (available semester 2)  online/intensive
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6 (available semester 2)  online/intensive
Stream Specific Elective Units of Study - Counselling 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    
SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
 6  online/intensive
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
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
 2  online/intensive
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5414
Public Health:HIV, STIs & sexual health
 6  face to face; online
BMRI5006
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
 6  block mode
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
 4  online; 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