HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Stream: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Pathway: Public Health

The Public Health Pathway allows students to study core sexual health and public health subjects in one program at postgraduate level and contribute to the improvement of sexual health of people living in developed and developing countries. This Pathway addresses the core areas of public health including epidemiology, health promotion, program management, policy development and evaluation with a focus on HIV, STIS and Sexual Health. Graduates of the Public Health Pathway will be equipped with skills in advocacy, health service development and effective public health interventions.

The Public Health Pathway is aimed at:

  • Health professionals, policy makers, public health practitioners and educators wishing to gain a more in depth knowledge and practical understanding in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health.
  • Recent science, medical science, social science, medicine graduates or other health discipline graduates interested in pursuing a career in the public health aspects of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health.
Compulsory Units of Study

Unit of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students must complete SEXH5401 plus 18 credit points of stream specific units of study

SEXH5401
Introduction - HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

 6 (available semester 1 and2)  online
Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

OR

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 

 

6 (available semester 1)

 online; online/face to face

 

 

 online

Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

OR

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 

 

6 (available semester 1)

 online; online/face to face

 

 

 online

SEXH5406
Professional Placement
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online/intensive
Stream Specific Units of Study - Public Health Pathway

Unit of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students must complete SEXH5401 plus 18 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 24 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.

PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6 (available semester 1)  face to face (evening or day); online
SEXH5401
Introduction - HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online
SEXH5414
Public Health: HIV, STIs and sexual health
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face; online
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1
 6 (available semester 1)  online/intensive

SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery

 2 (available semester 2)  online/intensive

MIPH5118
Global Persectives of HIV/AIDS

 4 (available semester 2a)  online; face to face

MIPH5131 Foundations of International Health

 6 (available semester 1)  online
Stream Specific Elective Units of Study - Public Health 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 12 credit points of stream specific elective units of study. Students can also select any remaining stream specific units of study as electives.

Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
   
SEXH5402
Introduction to Counselling for the Health Professions
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5416
Advanced Readings in Sexual Health
 6  supervision
Offered Semester 1    
SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
 6  face to face; block mode
SEXH5409
Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence
 6  online/intensive
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
 6  online; block mode
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
 6  online
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
 6  block mode
MIPH5131
Foundations of International Health
 6  online; face to face
Offered Semester 2    
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
 6  face to face; block mode
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
 6  online
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6  online/intensive
MIPH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
 4  online; face to face
MIPH5115
Women's and Children's Health
 4  online; face to face
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
 4  online; face to face
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
 4  face to face
MIPH5219
International Health Project Management
 6  face to face
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
 2  online/intensive
PUBH5027
Public Health Program Evaluation Methods
 2  block mode
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