HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Stream: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Pathway: Laboratory

The Laboratory Pathway provides advanced education in the practice of STIs and HIV diagnostics for graduates in science, medical sciences or medicine and focuses on diagnostic, clinical and public health related aspects. Students also have opportunities to choose elective units of study from a related Infection & Immunity and clinical units. This pathway is suitable for recent science, medical science or medical graduates interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health diagnostics or research or more established laboratory scientists, wishing to gain a more in depth knowledge and practical understanding in STIs and HIV Diagnostics.

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 - Laboratory 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
INIM5012
Infection Control and Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face
Stream Specific Elective Units of Study - Laboratory 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    
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6  face to face; online
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
 6  online/intensive
INIM5011
Advanced Medical Bacteriology
 6  face to face
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
 6  online
Offered Semester 2    
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
 6  online
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 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
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
INIM5002 Virology and Cell Technology  6  face to face
INIM5022 Global Control of Infectious Diseases  6  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