HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Laboratory Stream

The Laboratory Stream or 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. The students also have opportunities to choose elective subjects from a related Infection & Immunity and clinical units. This stream 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.

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)

INIM5001
Fundamental Immunology (6crp)
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health (6crp)
INIM5011
Advanced Medical Bacteriology  (6crp)
  PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses (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 (6crp)
  SEXH5412
Sexual Health and Relationships Education (6crp)
Semester 2 Semester 2
SEXH5008
Sex and Society (2crp)
INIM5002
Virology and Cell Technology (6crp)
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs (2crp)
NIM5012
Infection Control and Epidemiology (6crp)
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS (2crp)
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine (4crp)
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection (6crp)
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS (4crp)
  MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries (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)