HIV, STIs and Sexual Health

Table of units of study: HIV, STIs & Sexual Health

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Compulsory units

Graduate Certificate students from a non-health background must complete the following unit of study
SEXH5401
Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health
6      Semester 1
Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study

Graduate Diploma students - Clinical Medicine, Laboratory, Nursing and Public Health pathways

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010
Semester 1
Semester 2

Graduate Diploma students - Counselling pathway

SEXH5401
Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health
6      Semester 1
Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study

Master students - Clinical Medicine, Laboratory, Nursing and Public Health pathways

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEXH5406
Professional Placement
6    P SEXH5401
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2

Master students - Counselling pathway

SEXH5401
Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health
6      Semester 1
SEXH5406
Professional Placement
6    P SEXH5401
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2

Stream specific units

Graduate Certificate students must complete 24 credit points of pathway stream specific units of study.
Graduate Graduate Diploma students must complete 24 credit points of pathway stream specific units of study.
Master students must complete 18 credit points of pathway stream specific units of study.

Clinical Medicine Pathway

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 1
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 2
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who are not enrolled in the HIV,STIs and Sexual Health programs offered through Sydney Medical School must apply to Associate Professor Richard Hillman for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Semester 1
SEXH5414
Public Health: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5008, SEXH5101, SEXH5102
Semester 2

Counselling Pathway

SEXH5402
Counselling in Sexual Health 1
6    C SEXH5401
N BIOS5071
Semester 1
SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2
6    P SEXH5402 and SEXH5404
C SEXH5401
N BIOS5072
Semester 2
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
6    C SEXH5401
Semester 1
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2

Laboratory Pathway

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 1
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 2
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who are not enrolled in the HIV,STIs and Sexual Health programs offered through Sydney Medical School must apply to Associate Professor Richard Hillman for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Semester 1
INIM5012
Infection Control and Epidemiology
6    A Undergraduate Microbiology or Infectious Diseases
Semester 2

Nursing Pathway

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 1
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 2
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who are not enrolled in the HIV,STIs and Sexual Health programs offered through Sydney Medical School must apply to Associate Professor Richard Hillman for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Semester 1
SEXH5414
Public Health: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5008, SEXH5101, SEXH5102
Semester 2

Public Health Pathway

SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
2    N MIPH5129


It is advisable for students to also undertake MIPH5118.
Semester 2b
SEXH5414
Public Health: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5008, SEXH5101, SEXH5102
Semester 2
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
4      Semester 2a
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6    N MIPH5014
Semester 1

Stream specific elective units

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of pathway stream specific elective units of study.
Master students complete 18 credit points of pathway stream specific elective units of study.

Clinical Medicine Pathway

SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5204
Semester 2
SEXH5402
Counselling in Sexual Health 1
6    C SEXH5401
N BIOS5071
Semester 1
SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2
6    P SEXH5402 and SEXH5404
C SEXH5401
N BIOS5072
Semester 2
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
6    C SEXH5401
Semester 1
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2
SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
2    N MIPH5129


It is advisable for students to also undertake MIPH5118.
Semester 2b
SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
6      Semester 1
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
6      Semester 2
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 1
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
6      Semester 1
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
4      Semester 2
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
4      Semester 2a
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
4      Semester 2
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1

Counselling Pathway

SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5204
Semester 2
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
2    N MIPH5129


It is advisable for students to also undertake MIPH5118.
Semester 2b
SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
6      Semester 1
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
6      Semester 2
SEXH5414
Public Health: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5008, SEXH5101, SEXH5102
Semester 2
BMRI5006
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
6      Semester 2
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
6      Semester 1
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
4      Semester 2a

Laboratory Pathway

SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5204
Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2
SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
2    N MIPH5129


It is advisable for students to also undertake MIPH5118.
Semester 2b
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
6      Semester 2
SEXH5414
Public Health: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5008, SEXH5101, SEXH5102
Semester 2
INIM5002
Virology and Cell Technology
6    A Undergraduate Microbiology or Infectious Diseases
Semester 2
INIM5011
Advanced Medical Bacteriology
6    A Undergraduate Microbiology or Infectious Diseases
Semester 1
INIM5022
Global Control of Infectious Diseases
6      Semester 2
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
6      Semester 1
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
4      Semester 2
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
4      Semester 2a
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
4      Semester 2
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1

Nursing Pathway

SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5204
Semester 2
SEXH5402
Counselling in Sexual Health 1
6    C SEXH5401
N BIOS5071
Semester 1
SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2
6    P SEXH5402 and SEXH5404
C SEXH5401
N BIOS5072
Semester 2
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
6    C SEXH5401
Semester 1
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2
SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
2    N MIPH5129


It is advisable for students to also undertake MIPH5118.
Semester 2b
SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
6      Semester 1
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
6      Semester 2
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
6      Semester 1
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
4      Semester 2
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
4      Semester 2a
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
4      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1

Public Health Pathway

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 1
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
6   

The Block Mode (BM) attendance is reserved for Domestic students only.
Semester 2
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
6    N SEXH5204
Semester 2
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
6      Semester 2
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
6      Semester 2
SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
6      Semester 1
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
6      Semester 2
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 1
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
6      Semester 1
MIPH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
4      Semester 2
MIPH5115
Women's and Children's Health
4      Semester 2
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
4      Semester 2
MIPH5131
Foundations of International Health
6      Semester 1
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
4      Semester 2
PUBH5027
Public Health Program Evaluation Methods
2      Semester 2
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.
Semester 2

Project units of study

Students accepted into 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.
MEDF5301
Project (Advanced Masters)
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Approval to enrol is conditional upon the submission of a brief project outline and identification of an appropriate project supervisor, as negotiated with the discipline coordinator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF5302
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Approval to enrol is conditional upon the submission of a brief project outline and identification of an appropriate project supervisor, as negotiated with the discipline coordinator.
Semester 1
MEDF5303
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Approval to enrol is conditional upon the submission of a brief project outline and identification of an appropriate project supervisor, as negotiated with the discipline coordinator.
Semester 2

Double degree research units - AusAID/international candidates only

AusAID/international candidates enrolled in the double degree must complete the following four units over the two years of the program. Specific enrolment patterns are shown below. If the candidate is not able to submit the thesis for the Master of Philosophy after two years of enrolment, they must enrol in both MEDF4003 and MEDF4004 for further semesters, with the associated cost of enrolment, until they are able to submit.
MEDF4001
Medicine Research A
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF4002
Medicine Research B
12    C MEDF4001
Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF4003
Medicine Research C
12    C MEDF4002
Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF4004
Medicine Research D
12    C MEDF4003
Semester 1
Semester 2