HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Nursing Stream

The Nursing Stream or pathway provides advanced education in STIs and HIV for graduates in nursing and focuses on clinical, diagnostic, public health, social and program related aspects. The students also have an opportunity to choose elective subjects from a variety of related topics such as counseling, contraception and reproductive health, adult sexual assault, sex education or public health. This stream is suitable for nursing graduates interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health or nursing professionals who deal with HIV, STIs and Sexual Health issues as a part of their professional work and wish to gain greater knowledge and understanding in these areas. These include those currently working in Sexual Health Clinics, Family Planning Clinics, Women’s Health and associated specialties elsewhere.

In addition to the core units of study, students must complete:

SEXH5412
Sexual Health and Relationships Education (6crp)

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)

NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care  (6crp)
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health (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)
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine (4crp)
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs (2crp)
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS (4crp)
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS (2crp)
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries (4crp)
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection (6crp)
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership (6crp)
  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)