Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Master of Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Master of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of compulsory units of study, and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study, and
(c) 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Students must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a) 48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine or the Master of Science in Medicine, and
(b) 12 credit points of project units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of compulsory units of study, and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study, and
(c) 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Pathways

The following pathways are available:
(i) HIV and STIs
(ii) Public Health
Students must choose one of the following:
(iii) Psychosexual Therapy
(iv) Reproductive Health and Fertility
(v) No Pathway

Compulsory units

Graduate Certificate
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
Graduate Diploma
HIV and STIs Pathway; Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway; and No Pathway
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
Psychosexual Therapy Pathway
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
Public Health Pathway
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Tim Driscoll, Dr Erin Mathieu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr tutorial per week for 13 weeks - face to face or their equivalent online Prohibitions: BSTA5011 or CEPI5100 Assessment: 1x 6 page assignment (25%), 10 weekly quizzes (5% in total) and 1x 2.5hr supervised open-book exam (70%). For distance students, it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit provides students with core skills in epidemiology, particularly the ability to critically appraise public health and clinical epidemiological research literature regarding public health and clinical issues. This unit covers: study types; measures of frequency and association; measurement bias; confounding/effect modification; randomized trials; systematic reviews; screening and test evaluation; infectious disease outbreaks; measuring public health impact and use and interpretation of population health data. In addition to formal classes or their on-line equivalent, it is expected that students spend an additional 2-3 hours at least each week preparing for their tutorials.
Textbooks
Webb, PW. Bain, CJ. and Page, A. Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals Third Edition: Cambridge University Press 2017.
Masters
HIV and STIs Pathway; Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway; and No Pathway
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
SEXH5406 Professional Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Christopher Fox. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 2 days, 9am-5pm; Capstone experience (as relevant) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); 2500 word essay/report (30%); presentation (30%); 2500 word reflective essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This capstone unit provides students with an opportunity to integrate their learning throughout the candidature with current and future practice in a capstone experience. Students will apply their newly gained knowledge, skills and values in a professional setting. Students are expected to satisfactorily fulfil 60-80 hours of capstone experience in the form of clinical/observational placement, research project, data audit, field/site visits, gap analysis or a mixture of different options. The unit also provides students with an introduction to the essential practical competencies in their specific Pathway and also emphasises the interdisciplinary nature of health. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Synthesise learning in the context of professional practice; (ii) Develop a practice framework which is based on ethical, regulatory and socio-cultural contexts of the discipline; (iii) demonstrate understanding of inter-disciplinary practice; and (iv) apply reflexive practice to identify and act on opportunities for learning/professional development; and (v) appraise the theory to practice/practice to theory nexus in the context of professional practice. The University will assist in locating clinical, laboratory, public health and counselling observations and/or placements where relevant. In addition, students will work in multidisciplinary professional groups to reflect on their role in the multidisciplinary team for the management of sexual and reproductive health issues. There is a compulsory on campus intensive teaching block for this unit of study in addition to the online learning activities. Exemptions and/or credit requests are not available for this unit.
Psychosexual Therapy Pathway
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5406 Professional Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Christopher Fox. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 2 days, 9am-5pm; Capstone experience (as relevant) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); 2500 word essay/report (30%); presentation (30%); 2500 word reflective essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This capstone unit provides students with an opportunity to integrate their learning throughout the candidature with current and future practice in a capstone experience. Students will apply their newly gained knowledge, skills and values in a professional setting. Students are expected to satisfactorily fulfil 60-80 hours of capstone experience in the form of clinical/observational placement, research project, data audit, field/site visits, gap analysis or a mixture of different options. The unit also provides students with an introduction to the essential practical competencies in their specific Pathway and also emphasises the interdisciplinary nature of health. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Synthesise learning in the context of professional practice; (ii) Develop a practice framework which is based on ethical, regulatory and socio-cultural contexts of the discipline; (iii) demonstrate understanding of inter-disciplinary practice; and (iv) apply reflexive practice to identify and act on opportunities for learning/professional development; and (v) appraise the theory to practice/practice to theory nexus in the context of professional practice. The University will assist in locating clinical, laboratory, public health and counselling observations and/or placements where relevant. In addition, students will work in multidisciplinary professional groups to reflect on their role in the multidisciplinary team for the management of sexual and reproductive health issues. There is a compulsory on campus intensive teaching block for this unit of study in addition to the online learning activities. Exemptions and/or credit requests are not available for this unit.
Public Health Pathway
Students must choose one of the following:
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Tim Driscoll, Dr Erin Mathieu Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 1hr lecture and 1x 2hr tutorial per week for 13 weeks - face to face or their equivalent online Prohibitions: BSTA5011 or CEPI5100 Assessment: 1x 6 page assignment (25%), 10 weekly quizzes (5% in total) and 1x 2.5hr supervised open-book exam (70%). For distance students, it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit provides students with core skills in epidemiology, particularly the ability to critically appraise public health and clinical epidemiological research literature regarding public health and clinical issues. This unit covers: study types; measures of frequency and association; measurement bias; confounding/effect modification; randomized trials; systematic reviews; screening and test evaluation; infectious disease outbreaks; measuring public health impact and use and interpretation of population health data. In addition to formal classes or their on-line equivalent, it is expected that students spend an additional 2-3 hours at least each week preparing for their tutorials.
Textbooks
Webb, PW. Bain, CJ. and Page, A. Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals Third Edition: Cambridge University Press 2017.
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SEXH5406 Professional Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Christopher Fox. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 2 days, 9am-5pm; Capstone experience (as relevant) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); 2500 word essay/report (30%); presentation (30%); 2500 word reflective essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This capstone unit provides students with an opportunity to integrate their learning throughout the candidature with current and future practice in a capstone experience. Students will apply their newly gained knowledge, skills and values in a professional setting. Students are expected to satisfactorily fulfil 60-80 hours of capstone experience in the form of clinical/observational placement, research project, data audit, field/site visits, gap analysis or a mixture of different options. The unit also provides students with an introduction to the essential practical competencies in their specific Pathway and also emphasises the interdisciplinary nature of health. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Synthesise learning in the context of professional practice; (ii) Develop a practice framework which is based on ethical, regulatory and socio-cultural contexts of the discipline; (iii) demonstrate understanding of inter-disciplinary practice; and (iv) apply reflexive practice to identify and act on opportunities for learning/professional development; and (v) appraise the theory to practice/practice to theory nexus in the context of professional practice. The University will assist in locating clinical, laboratory, public health and counselling observations and/or placements where relevant. In addition, students will work in multidisciplinary professional groups to reflect on their role in the multidisciplinary team for the management of sexual and reproductive health issues. There is a compulsory on campus intensive teaching block for this unit of study in addition to the online learning activities. Exemptions and/or credit requests are not available for this unit.

Stream specific units

HIV and STIs Pathway
SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Hans Ramlochun Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week;, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Short essay (10%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); participation in group exercises (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management strategies for the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Discuss the microbiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of the common STIs; (ii) Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical spectrum of STIs, including asymptomatic infection, genital manifestations and complications; and (iii) Describe principles of STI prevention and management and outline treatment of individual STIs. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content includes epidemiology, STIs in key populations, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, anorectal discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections including pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations and genital dermatology. Challenges faced in resource-poor settings and syndromic management will also be covered.
SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Roger Garsia Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students will be able tounderstand the clinical, laboratory, and public health aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content includes virology, immunology, pathogenesis and diagnostics as applicable to HIV infection, clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment of HIV including Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Treatment as prevention and the management of associated opportunistic infections. Legal, ethical and social contexts of HIV will also be discussed.
SEXH5206 Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Professor David Lewis Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus block laboratory practical intensive mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Online quizzes (30%); case based assignments (20%); journal club (10%); written exam (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to introduce the student to the common methods used in the diagnosis and management of infections with the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including HIV. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the principles of infection control; methods used in diagnostic microbiology including specimen collection, storage and transport; specific diagnostic techniques and the interpretation of laboratory results; principle methods of detection for the following organisms/conditions: Chlamydia trachomatis, Candida albicans, Mycoplasmas genitaliums, Herpes simplex viruses, Human papillomaviruses, Molluscum contagiosum virus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis, tropical genital ulcerating conditions and genital ectoparasites; and (ii) Discuss methods used and interpretation of hepatitis serology; laboratory aspects of syndromic management of vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, rectal discharge and prostatism; the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection; the diagnosis of HIV-related opportunistic infections and tumours, and genital cytological assessment. Course content will include reading materials and exercises. A compulsory intensive, one week face-to-face lab practicum allows students to consolidate their theoretical knowledge.
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5414 Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 2-4 hours of lectures per week; Online: 2-4 hours of online lectures per week. International students including Australian Awards Scholarship students must enrol into the face-to-face version Prohibitions: SEXH5008 or SEXH5418 or SEXH5419 Assessment: Written assignments (70%); Online quizzes (20%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit of study is a combination of three (3), two (2) credit point units (SEXH5008, SEXH5418 and SEXH5419) and deals with public health aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV. This unit addresses sexuality, sex education, HIV/AIDS and STIs, unintended pregnancies, access to SRH services, maternal mortality, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination/stigmatisation of vulnerable populations. Aspects of HIV/STIs and reproductive health will be discussed in the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goalas (SDGs) focusing on SDG 3 on health and SDG 5 on gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment. The unit further explores the epidemiological, societal and population aspects of SRH, STIs and HIV. Surveillance strategies, policy development and legislative responses will be discussed, with regards to the potential public health consequences. Emphasis will be placed on the delivery of effective prevention and management strategies.
Textbooks
Recommended: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
Psychosexual Therapy Pathway
SEXH5403 Counselling in Psychosexual Therapy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assumed knowledge: SEXH5402 (or equivalent) Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Students will explore the application, practice and evidence base of a range of counselling techniques/models in psychosexual therapy. These will include: mixed-desire relationships, fetishes and paraphilias, and out-of-control sexual behaviours. The unit of study will be conducted in two stages. Stage one is an online component and stage two is a compulsory intensive teaching block. During the intensive teaching block students will extend their knowledge and practice of counselling and psychosexual therapeutic interventions through role-plays, as well as participate in Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Apply a variety of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing psychosexual concerns; (ii) Critique the application of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing psychosexual concerns; (iii) Develop treatment/management plans for a variety of psychosexual concerns; and (iv) Develop an awareness of sexual attitudes.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Long, L. L., Burnett, J. A., and Thomas, R. V. (2006). Sexuality counseling: An integrative approach. ISBN: 9780131710528. Recommended: Corey, G. (2017). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th Revised edition). ISBN 9781305263727. Cengage Learning: Boston, MA; and McLeod, J. (2013). An introduction to counselling (e-Book). 5th Edition. ISBN: 9780335247226. McGaw Hill: New York, NY.
SEXH5404 Variations in Sexual Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (30%); 2 x 1500 word essays (40%); group work task (20%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will provide students an evidence-based approach to understand human sexual response,; appreciate sexual functioning of differently abled people across the lifespan; and equip students with adequate knowledge and skills to identify and manage a number of sexual concerns/problems/dysfunctions in men and women. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Evaluate sexual function across the lifespan; (ii) Appraise the role of sexual (health) literacy in optimum sexual health; (iii) Critique human sexual response models; (iv) Identify common male and female sexual dysfunctions; (v) Appraise the psychosexual and other management options for common sexual dysfunctions; and (vi) Critique the biopsychosocial determinants of sexual functioning.
Textbooks
Prescribed: John P. Wincze and Risa B. Weisberg, Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment (3rd ed), Guildford Press (2015); Recommended: Kevin R Wylie, ABC of Sexual Health (3rd edn), BMJ Books (2015).
SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Essay (30%); presentation (30%); reflective essay (30%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will equip students to develop foundational knowledge and skills to work with gender and sexuality issues, including gender and sexual discourses and practices. Students will develop an understanding of sensitive practice skills to work with the sexual and gender diverse communities. The unit will introduce the social construction and attitudes in modern society regarding gendered violence, gendered inequality and gender performativity. Students will be able to formulate therapeutic applications to respond ethically and empathicly to the issues which present in sexual and gender diverse groups. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a foundational knowledge and sensitivity to work with gender and sexual diverse communities; (ii) Evaluate the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iii) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (iv) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5415 Advanced Issues in Psychosexual Therapy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (10%); 3000 word essay (30%); 3000 word reflective essay (30%); presentation (20%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores issues in psychosexual therapy and sexual health counselling. The unit of study will be conducted in two stages. Stage one is an online component and stage two is a compulsory intensive teaching block. Students will undertake advanced study of counselling practise with special population groups and ethical issues relating to the provision of sexual health counselling and psychosexual therapy. Students will explore specialist topics in sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy (e.g. sex and disability, HIV and STIs in a counselling context, sex in an ageing society). Throughout the unit of study, students will develop a critical understanding of ethical issues in the provision of sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy through the exploration of emergent trends in the practise of sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Evaluate conselling practise in sexual health (HIV and STI) settings; (ii) Support people with different abilities in expressing their sexuality; and (iii) Evaluate ethical practise in psychosexual therapy.
Public Health Pathway
SEXH5205 Adolescent Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (30%); case study (30%); 1500 word essay (40%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit aims to introduce the constructs of adolescent sexuality, explore the determinants of adolescent sexual health and to discuss the personal and public health implications of adolescent sexuality from a global perspective. The main areas of learning are: adolescent sexuality, adolescent sexual health, reproductive health issues in adolescence, diversity, legal and ethical issues and sexual health promotion. There is an additional emphasis on a deeper exploration of an area of adolescent sexual health that is of particular interest to the student. On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to: (i) Describe the biological, developmental and socio-cultural contexts of adolescent sexual health as well as the constructs, challenges and diversities of adolescent sexuality. They will learn techniques used to optimise communication with adolescents and explore legal, ethical and public health implications of adolescent sexuality; and (ii) Understand and describe one area of adolescent sexual health that the student chooses to study in depth from a list of suggestions.
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online: fully online; Block mode: online plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Group work tasks (20%); 1 x 1500 Word assignment (30%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This course will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit is divided into three sections: (i) theories underlying health promotion in public health context; (ii) evidence-based planning of campaigns and programs; and (iii) health communications and designing messages. Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change and group and social level change. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, plan programs, and address priority areas in sexual health promotion.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the importance of planning and management in health promotion; (ii) Describe the main constructs of major health promotion models; (iii) Describe the applicability of health promotion theory to sexual health promotion; (iv) Conduct needs assessments, plan and address priority areas; (v) Discuss ways to apply the principles of health literacy when selecting or developing sexual health promotion materials; and (vi) Effectively use assessment tools in planning sexual health promotion evaluation activities.
Textbooks
Helen Keleher, Berni Murphy, and Colin MacDougall (2007). Understanding Health Promotion. South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195552942.
SEXH5412 Sexual Health and Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); critical essay (25%); education lesson plan (20%); individual health education lesson (25%); reflective essay (20%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will explore the evidence base, implications and considerations when delivering sexual health and relationships education from a public health perspective. Students will develop skills in the development and facilitation of training and education to different population groups. Students will be able to evaluate knowledge needs and synthesise information related to sexual and relationship education. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Plan and conduct a session which facilitates learning for a chosen population group/community using appropriate health education and learning frameworks; (ii) Develop the skills to enable people within a variety of settings to enhance their sexual health and relationship literacy; and (iii) Critically appraise various approaches to sexual health and relationship education development.
SEXH5414 Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 2-4 hours of lectures per week; Online: 2-4 hours of online lectures per week. International students including Australian Awards Scholarship students must enrol into the face-to-face version Prohibitions: SEXH5008 or SEXH5418 or SEXH5419 Assessment: Written assignments (70%); Online quizzes (20%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit of study is a combination of three (3), two (2) credit point units (SEXH5008, SEXH5418 and SEXH5419) and deals with public health aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV. This unit addresses sexuality, sex education, HIV/AIDS and STIs, unintended pregnancies, access to SRH services, maternal mortality, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination/stigmatisation of vulnerable populations. Aspects of HIV/STIs and reproductive health will be discussed in the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goalas (SDGs) focusing on SDG 3 on health and SDG 5 on gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment. The unit further explores the epidemiological, societal and population aspects of SRH, STIs and HIV. Surveillance strategies, policy development and legislative responses will be discussed, with regards to the potential public health consequences. Emphasis will be placed on the delivery of effective prevention and management strategies.
Textbooks
Recommended: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5405 Contraception and Preconception Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (20%); group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); written assignments (50%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan. This will include indepth information on the range of hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the importance of access to abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care and will discuss the latest evidence regarding optimisation of health before pregnancy. The focus will be on conditions where preconception care is particularly beneficial such as diabetesand obesity.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Recommended: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.
SEXH5414 Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 2-4 hours of lectures per week; Online: 2-4 hours of online lectures per week. International students including Australian Awards Scholarship students must enrol into the face-to-face version Prohibitions: SEXH5008 or SEXH5418 or SEXH5419 Assessment: Written assignments (70%); Online quizzes (20%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit of study is a combination of three (3), two (2) credit point units (SEXH5008, SEXH5418 and SEXH5419) and deals with public health aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV. This unit addresses sexuality, sex education, HIV/AIDS and STIs, unintended pregnancies, access to SRH services, maternal mortality, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination/stigmatisation of vulnerable populations. Aspects of HIV/STIs and reproductive health will be discussed in the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goalas (SDGs) focusing on SDG 3 on health and SDG 5 on gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment. The unit further explores the epidemiological, societal and population aspects of SRH, STIs and HIV. Surveillance strategies, policy development and legislative responses will be discussed, with regards to the potential public health consequences. Emphasis will be placed on the delivery of effective prevention and management strategies.
Textbooks
Recommended: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus intensive block mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case studies (25%); written assignment (40%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online learning tasks (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. The reproductive endocrinology of common conditions such as amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides an introduction to the causes and investigations of male and female infertility with a special focus on the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Hugh Taylor (2019). Speroff's Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
SEXH5420 Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cecilia Sjoblom Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online pus block intensive mode, 5days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case study work tasks (30%); 2000 word written assignment (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion (15%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes, investigation and management of male and female infertility. Topics covered include: gametogenesis, fertilisation biology, embryo development, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), controlled ovarian stimulation and the processes of embryo culture, cryopreservation and preimplantation genetic analysis. It also explores the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of ART.
Textbooks
Recommended: Gardner, DK, Weissman, A, Howles, CM and Shoham, Z (2018). Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press.
No Pathway
SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Hans Ramlochun Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week;, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Short essay (10%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); participation in group exercises (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management strategies for the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Discuss the microbiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of the common STIs; (ii) Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical spectrum of STIs, including asymptomatic infection, genital manifestations and complications; and (iii) Describe principles of STI prevention and management and outline treatment of individual STIs. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content includes epidemiology, STIs in key populations, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, anorectal discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections including pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations and genital dermatology. Challenges faced in resource-poor settings and syndromic management will also be covered.
SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Roger Garsia Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students will be able tounderstand the clinical, laboratory, and public health aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content includes virology, immunology, pathogenesis and diagnostics as applicable to HIV infection, clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment of HIV including Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Treatment as prevention and the management of associated opportunistic infections. Legal, ethical and social contexts of HIV will also be discussed.
SEXH5205 Adolescent Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (30%); case study (30%); 1500 word essay (40%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit aims to introduce the constructs of adolescent sexuality, explore the determinants of adolescent sexual health and to discuss the personal and public health implications of adolescent sexuality from a global perspective. The main areas of learning are: adolescent sexuality, adolescent sexual health, reproductive health issues in adolescence, diversity, legal and ethical issues and sexual health promotion. There is an additional emphasis on a deeper exploration of an area of adolescent sexual health that is of particular interest to the student. On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to: (i) Describe the biological, developmental and socio-cultural contexts of adolescent sexual health as well as the constructs, challenges and diversities of adolescent sexuality. They will learn techniques used to optimise communication with adolescents and explore legal, ethical and public health implications of adolescent sexuality; and (ii) Understand and describe one area of adolescent sexual health that the student chooses to study in depth from a list of suggestions.
SEXH5206 Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Professor David Lewis Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus block laboratory practical intensive mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Online quizzes (30%); case based assignments (20%); journal club (10%); written exam (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to introduce the student to the common methods used in the diagnosis and management of infections with the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including HIV. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the principles of infection control; methods used in diagnostic microbiology including specimen collection, storage and transport; specific diagnostic techniques and the interpretation of laboratory results; principle methods of detection for the following organisms/conditions: Chlamydia trachomatis, Candida albicans, Mycoplasmas genitaliums, Herpes simplex viruses, Human papillomaviruses, Molluscum contagiosum virus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis, tropical genital ulcerating conditions and genital ectoparasites; and (ii) Discuss methods used and interpretation of hepatitis serology; laboratory aspects of syndromic management of vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, rectal discharge and prostatism; the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection; the diagnosis of HIV-related opportunistic infections and tumours, and genital cytological assessment. Course content will include reading materials and exercises. A compulsory intensive, one week face-to-face lab practicum allows students to consolidate their theoretical knowledge.
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Arlie Rochford, Dr Edwina Dorney Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); group assignment (20%); 1500 word essay (20%); 2000 word essay (30%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit will cover the foundational aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including relevant anatomy and physiology, sexuality, gender, sexual orientation and behaviour. The social, medical and public health aspects of SRH will be introduced including preconception care, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, fertility, and contraception. Students will develop an awareness of the diversity of values, opinions and behaviours in sexual orientation. The effect of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural factors and current theories of sexuality and sexual behaviours will be discussed.
The basic principles of the prevention and management of common STIs and HIV will be introduced and emphasis will be given to the sexual and reproductive health rights of all individuals as well as the importance of healthy sexuality.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5402 Counselling for Health Professionals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Amanda Robb Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and theories of counselling in a health setting. This unit of study has two parts: an online component and a face-to-face intensive teaching block component. The intensive teaching block will include an extension of online content and provide skills development sessions. The intensive teaching block is compulsory. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate the application of microskills to interpersonal communication, professional communication and in a counselling context; (ii) Apply basic counselling interventions in a health context; (iii) Critique the application of counselling and psychotherapy theories in health settings; (iv) Critique and discuss ethical issues in counselling; (v) Demonstrate the ability to develop a basic management plan for an individual based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 10th Edition ISBN: 9780840028549; and McLeod, John (2013) An introduction to Counselling (e-Book). 5th edition. ISBN: 9780335247226.
SEXH5403 Counselling in Psychosexual Therapy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assumed knowledge: SEXH5402 (or equivalent) Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Students will explore the application, practice and evidence base of a range of counselling techniques/models in psychosexual therapy. These will include: mixed-desire relationships, fetishes and paraphilias, and out-of-control sexual behaviours. The unit of study will be conducted in two stages. Stage one is an online component and stage two is a compulsory intensive teaching block. During the intensive teaching block students will extend their knowledge and practice of counselling and psychosexual therapeutic interventions through role-plays, as well as participate in Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Apply a variety of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing psychosexual concerns; (ii) Critique the application of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing psychosexual concerns; (iii) Develop treatment/management plans for a variety of psychosexual concerns; and (iv) Develop an awareness of sexual attitudes.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Long, L. L., Burnett, J. A., and Thomas, R. V. (2006). Sexuality counseling: An integrative approach. ISBN: 9780131710528. Recommended: Corey, G. (2017). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th Revised edition). ISBN 9781305263727. Cengage Learning: Boston, MA; and McLeod, J. (2013). An introduction to counselling (e-Book). 5th Edition. ISBN: 9780335247226. McGaw Hill: New York, NY.
SEXH5404 Variations in Sexual Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (30%); 2 x 1500 word essays (40%); group work task (20%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will provide students an evidence-based approach to understand human sexual response,; appreciate sexual functioning of differently abled people across the lifespan; and equip students with adequate knowledge and skills to identify and manage a number of sexual concerns/problems/dysfunctions in men and women. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Evaluate sexual function across the lifespan; (ii) Appraise the role of sexual (health) literacy in optimum sexual health; (iii) Critique human sexual response models; (iv) Identify common male and female sexual dysfunctions; (v) Appraise the psychosexual and other management options for common sexual dysfunctions; and (vi) Critique the biopsychosocial determinants of sexual functioning.
Textbooks
Prescribed: John P. Wincze and Risa B. Weisberg, Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment (3rd ed), Guildford Press (2015); Recommended: Kevin R Wylie, ABC of Sexual Health (3rd edn), BMJ Books (2015).
SEXH5405 Contraception and Preconception Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (20%); group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); written assignments (50%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan. This will include indepth information on the range of hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the importance of access to abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care and will discuss the latest evidence regarding optimisation of health before pregnancy. The focus will be on conditions where preconception care is particularly beneficial such as diabetesand obesity.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Recommended: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.
SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Essay (30%); presentation (30%); reflective essay (30%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will equip students to develop foundational knowledge and skills to work with gender and sexuality issues, including gender and sexual discourses and practices. Students will develop an understanding of sensitive practice skills to work with the sexual and gender diverse communities. The unit will introduce the social construction and attitudes in modern society regarding gendered violence, gendered inequality and gender performativity. Students will be able to formulate therapeutic applications to respond ethically and empathicly to the issues which present in sexual and gender diverse groups. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a foundational knowledge and sensitivity to work with gender and sexual diverse communities; (ii) Evaluate the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iii) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (iv) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online: fully online; Block mode: online plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Group work tasks (20%); 1 x 1500 Word assignment (30%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This course will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit is divided into three sections: (i) theories underlying health promotion in public health context; (ii) evidence-based planning of campaigns and programs; and (iii) health communications and designing messages. Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change and group and social level change. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, plan programs, and address priority areas in sexual health promotion.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the importance of planning and management in health promotion; (ii) Describe the main constructs of major health promotion models; (iii) Describe the applicability of health promotion theory to sexual health promotion; (iv) Conduct needs assessments, plan and address priority areas; (v) Discuss ways to apply the principles of health literacy when selecting or developing sexual health promotion materials; and (vi) Effectively use assessment tools in planning sexual health promotion evaluation activities.
Textbooks
Helen Keleher, Berni Murphy, and Colin MacDougall (2007). Understanding Health Promotion. South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195552942.
SEXH5412 Sexual Health and Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); critical essay (25%); education lesson plan (20%); individual health education lesson (25%); reflective essay (20%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will explore the evidence base, implications and considerations when delivering sexual health and relationships education from a public health perspective. Students will develop skills in the development and facilitation of training and education to different population groups. Students will be able to evaluate knowledge needs and synthesise information related to sexual and relationship education. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Plan and conduct a session which facilitates learning for a chosen population group/community using appropriate health education and learning frameworks; (ii) Develop the skills to enable people within a variety of settings to enhance their sexual health and relationship literacy; and (iii) Critically appraise various approaches to sexual health and relationship education development.
SEXH5414 Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 2-4 hours of lectures per week; Online: 2-4 hours of online lectures per week. International students including Australian Awards Scholarship students must enrol into the face-to-face version Prohibitions: SEXH5008 or SEXH5418 or SEXH5419 Assessment: Written assignments (70%); Online quizzes (20%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit of study is a combination of three (3), two (2) credit point units (SEXH5008, SEXH5418 and SEXH5419) and deals with public health aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV. This unit addresses sexuality, sex education, HIV/AIDS and STIs, unintended pregnancies, access to SRH services, maternal mortality, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination/stigmatisation of vulnerable populations. Aspects of HIV/STIs and reproductive health will be discussed in the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goalas (SDGs) focusing on SDG 3 on health and SDG 5 on gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment. The unit further explores the epidemiological, societal and population aspects of SRH, STIs and HIV. Surveillance strategies, policy development and legislative responses will be discussed, with regards to the potential public health consequences. Emphasis will be placed on the delivery of effective prevention and management strategies.
Textbooks
Recommended: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5415 Advanced Issues in Psychosexual Therapy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (10%); 3000 word essay (30%); 3000 word reflective essay (30%); presentation (20%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores issues in psychosexual therapy and sexual health counselling. The unit of study will be conducted in two stages. Stage one is an online component and stage two is a compulsory intensive teaching block. Students will undertake advanced study of counselling practise with special population groups and ethical issues relating to the provision of sexual health counselling and psychosexual therapy. Students will explore specialist topics in sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy (e.g. sex and disability, HIV and STIs in a counselling context, sex in an ageing society). Throughout the unit of study, students will develop a critical understanding of ethical issues in the provision of sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy through the exploration of emergent trends in the practise of sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Evaluate conselling practise in sexual health (HIV and STI) settings; (ii) Support people with different abilities in expressing their sexuality; and (iii) Evaluate ethical practise in psychosexual therapy.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus intensive block mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case studies (25%); written assignment (40%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online learning tasks (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. The reproductive endocrinology of common conditions such as amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides an introduction to the causes and investigations of male and female infertility with a special focus on the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Hugh Taylor (2019). Speroff's Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
SEXH5420 Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cecilia Sjoblom Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online pus block intensive mode, 5days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case study work tasks (30%); 2000 word written assignment (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion (15%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes, investigation and management of male and female infertility. Topics covered include: gametogenesis, fertilisation biology, embryo development, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), controlled ovarian stimulation and the processes of embryo culture, cryopreservation and preimplantation genetic analysis. It also explores the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of ART.
Textbooks
Recommended: Gardner, DK, Weissman, A, Howles, CM and Shoham, Z (2018). Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press.

General elective units

HIV and STIs Pathway
SEXH5205 Adolescent Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (30%); case study (30%); 1500 word essay (40%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit aims to introduce the constructs of adolescent sexuality, explore the determinants of adolescent sexual health and to discuss the personal and public health implications of adolescent sexuality from a global perspective. The main areas of learning are: adolescent sexuality, adolescent sexual health, reproductive health issues in adolescence, diversity, legal and ethical issues and sexual health promotion. There is an additional emphasis on a deeper exploration of an area of adolescent sexual health that is of particular interest to the student. On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to: (i) Describe the biological, developmental and socio-cultural contexts of adolescent sexual health as well as the constructs, challenges and diversities of adolescent sexuality. They will learn techniques used to optimise communication with adolescents and explore legal, ethical and public health implications of adolescent sexuality; and (ii) Understand and describe one area of adolescent sexual health that the student chooses to study in depth from a list of suggestions.
SEXH5402 Counselling for Health Professionals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Amanda Robb Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and theories of counselling in a health setting. This unit of study has two parts: an online component and a face-to-face intensive teaching block component. The intensive teaching block will include an extension of online content and provide skills development sessions. The intensive teaching block is compulsory. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate the application of microskills to interpersonal communication, professional communication and in a counselling context; (ii) Apply basic counselling interventions in a health context; (iii) Critique the application of counselling and psychotherapy theories in health settings; (iv) Critique and discuss ethical issues in counselling; (v) Demonstrate the ability to develop a basic management plan for an individual based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 10th Edition ISBN: 9780840028549; and McLeod, John (2013) An introduction to Counselling (e-Book). 5th edition. ISBN: 9780335247226.
SEXH5404 Variations in Sexual Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (30%); 2 x 1500 word essays (40%); group work task (20%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will provide students an evidence-based approach to understand human sexual response,; appreciate sexual functioning of differently abled people across the lifespan; and equip students with adequate knowledge and skills to identify and manage a number of sexual concerns/problems/dysfunctions in men and women. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Evaluate sexual function across the lifespan; (ii) Appraise the role of sexual (health) literacy in optimum sexual health; (iii) Critique human sexual response models; (iv) Identify common male and female sexual dysfunctions; (v) Appraise the psychosexual and other management options for common sexual dysfunctions; and (vi) Critique the biopsychosocial determinants of sexual functioning.
Textbooks
Prescribed: John P. Wincze and Risa B. Weisberg, Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment (3rd ed), Guildford Press (2015); Recommended: Kevin R Wylie, ABC of Sexual Health (3rd edn), BMJ Books (2015).
SEXH5405 Contraception and Preconception Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (20%); group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); written assignments (50%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan. This will include indepth information on the range of hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the importance of access to abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care and will discuss the latest evidence regarding optimisation of health before pregnancy. The focus will be on conditions where preconception care is particularly beneficial such as diabetesand obesity.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Recommended: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.
SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Essay (30%); presentation (30%); reflective essay (30%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will equip students to develop foundational knowledge and skills to work with gender and sexuality issues, including gender and sexual discourses and practices. Students will develop an understanding of sensitive practice skills to work with the sexual and gender diverse communities. The unit will introduce the social construction and attitudes in modern society regarding gendered violence, gendered inequality and gender performativity. Students will be able to formulate therapeutic applications to respond ethically and empathicly to the issues which present in sexual and gender diverse groups. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a foundational knowledge and sensitivity to work with gender and sexual diverse communities; (ii) Evaluate the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iii) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (iv) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online: fully online; Block mode: online plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Group work tasks (20%); 1 x 1500 Word assignment (30%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This course will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit is divided into three sections: (i) theories underlying health promotion in public health context; (ii) evidence-based planning of campaigns and programs; and (iii) health communications and designing messages. Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change and group and social level change. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, plan programs, and address priority areas in sexual health promotion.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the importance of planning and management in health promotion; (ii) Describe the main constructs of major health promotion models; (iii) Describe the applicability of health promotion theory to sexual health promotion; (iv) Conduct needs assessments, plan and address priority areas; (v) Discuss ways to apply the principles of health literacy when selecting or developing sexual health promotion materials; and (vi) Effectively use assessment tools in planning sexual health promotion evaluation activities.
Textbooks
Helen Keleher, Berni Murphy, and Colin MacDougall (2007). Understanding Health Promotion. South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195552942.
SEXH5412 Sexual Health and Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); critical essay (25%); education lesson plan (20%); individual health education lesson (25%); reflective essay (20%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will explore the evidence base, implications and considerations when delivering sexual health and relationships education from a public health perspective. Students will develop skills in the development and facilitation of training and education to different population groups. Students will be able to evaluate knowledge needs and synthesise information related to sexual and relationship education. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Plan and conduct a session which facilitates learning for a chosen population group/community using appropriate health education and learning frameworks; (ii) Develop the skills to enable people within a variety of settings to enhance their sexual health and relationship literacy; and (iii) Critically appraise various approaches to sexual health and relationship education development.
SEXH5416 Advanced Readings in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes for this unit of study. Students are expected to meet regularly (as negotiated in their learning contract) with the Pathway Coordinator or Supervisor. Prerequisites: SEXH5401 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 Assessment: Learning contract (barrier task); Annotated bibliography (30%); 6,000 Word essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
Advanced readings in sexual and reproductive health provides an opportunity for students to select a sexual or reproductive health topic that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. A systematic review of methodology will be applied to the chosen topic. Topics must be negotiated with the Pathway Coordinator. Students will be required to negotiate a learning contract with the Pathway Coordinator/supervisor in accordance with the unit objectives and assessment procedures. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (ii) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (iii) Critically evaluate the literature; (iv) Critique systematic review methodologies; and (v) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus intensive block mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case studies (25%); written assignment (40%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online learning tasks (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. The reproductive endocrinology of common conditions such as amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides an introduction to the causes and investigations of male and female infertility with a special focus on the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Hugh Taylor (2019). Speroff's Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
SEXH5420 Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cecilia Sjoblom Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online pus block intensive mode, 5days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case study work tasks (30%); 2000 word written assignment (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion (15%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes, investigation and management of male and female infertility. Topics covered include: gametogenesis, fertilisation biology, embryo development, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), controlled ovarian stimulation and the processes of embryo culture, cryopreservation and preimplantation genetic analysis. It also explores the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of ART.
Textbooks
Recommended: Gardner, DK, Weissman, A, Howles, CM and Shoham, Z (2018). Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press.
SEXH5421 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures and course materials, discussion boards and online learning activities Assessment: discussion board participation (10%); written assignment (30%); research design proposal (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Unit coordinators for Handbook: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska, Dr Christopher Fox
This unit of study explores research methods in sexual and reproductive health and sexology. This unit of study aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the research design process and outputs, and increase research literacy in the sexual and reproductive health field. The unit reviews a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including study designs, sampling techniques, as well as data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) formulate a research question; (ii) propose research designs suitable to specific research questions; (iii) identify sampling and data collection approaches; (iv) propose a data analysis plan; (v) interpret and report research findings; and (vii) appraise ethical research.
MEDF5005 Health Research Methods and Ethics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christina Abdel Shaheed Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x compulsory interactive full day workshops (face-to-face or online option), 8 x compulsory 2 hr tutorials, 9 x online lectures and discussions, 2 x online elective module readings Assessment: Study types and biases assignment (15%), critical appraisal assignment (20%), ethics assignment (15%), statistics assignment (30%), online statistics exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This unit of study introduces students to the fundamental skills that are required for postgraduate research in medicine and health. Students will learn how to conduct research that is scientifically and ethically sound, and be able to critically appraise and review literature. Students will understand the strengths and limitations of common study designs and develop simple but important statistical analysis skills, including how to present and interpret data, basic data management skills, and how to determine the required sample size for a study. Obtaining ethics approval is necessary for any study involving the collection or analysis of data involving humans, animals or their tissues. Hence, this unit will also cover ethics in research and when and how to apply for ethics approval. These fundamental skills promote a scholarly attitude towards knowledge and understanding, and are essential for engagement with the research community.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lectures, 10 x 1hr lectures, 11 x 2hr tutorials, 2 x 1hr and 8 x 0.5hr statistical computing self directed learning tasks over 12 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Assessment: Weekly quizzes (10%), 1x4 page assignment (20%), 1x1hr online test (20%) and 1x1.5hr open-book exam (50%). For distance students it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit introduces students to statistical methods relevant in medicine and health. Students will learn how to appropriately summarise and visualise data, carry out a statistical analysis, interpret p-values and confidence intervals, and present statistical findings in a scientific publication. Students will also learn how to determine the appropriate sample size when planning a research study. Students will learn how to conduct analyses using calculators and statistical software.
Specific analysis methods of this unit include: hypothesis tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous and binary data; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples; correlation and simple linear regression; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; and introduction to multivariable regression models;.
Students who wish to continue with their statistical learning after this unit are encouraged to take PUBH5217 Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling.
Textbooks
Course notes will be made available.
Psychosexual Therapy Pathway
SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Hans Ramlochun Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week;, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Short essay (10%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); participation in group exercises (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management strategies for the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Discuss the microbiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of the common STIs; (ii) Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical spectrum of STIs, including asymptomatic infection, genital manifestations and complications; and (iii) Describe principles of STI prevention and management and outline treatment of individual STIs. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content includes epidemiology, STIs in key populations, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, anorectal discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections including pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations and genital dermatology. Challenges faced in resource-poor settings and syndromic management will also be covered.
SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Roger Garsia Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students will be able tounderstand the clinical, laboratory, and public health aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content includes virology, immunology, pathogenesis and diagnostics as applicable to HIV infection, clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment of HIV including Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Treatment as prevention and the management of associated opportunistic infections. Legal, ethical and social contexts of HIV will also be discussed.
SEXH5205 Adolescent Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (30%); case study (30%); 1500 word essay (40%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit aims to introduce the constructs of adolescent sexuality, explore the determinants of adolescent sexual health and to discuss the personal and public health implications of adolescent sexuality from a global perspective. The main areas of learning are: adolescent sexuality, adolescent sexual health, reproductive health issues in adolescence, diversity, legal and ethical issues and sexual health promotion. There is an additional emphasis on a deeper exploration of an area of adolescent sexual health that is of particular interest to the student. On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to: (i) Describe the biological, developmental and socio-cultural contexts of adolescent sexual health as well as the constructs, challenges and diversities of adolescent sexuality. They will learn techniques used to optimise communication with adolescents and explore legal, ethical and public health implications of adolescent sexuality; and (ii) Understand and describe one area of adolescent sexual health that the student chooses to study in depth from a list of suggestions.
SEXH5402 Counselling for Health Professionals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Amanda Robb Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and theories of counselling in a health setting. This unit of study has two parts: an online component and a face-to-face intensive teaching block component. The intensive teaching block will include an extension of online content and provide skills development sessions. The intensive teaching block is compulsory. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate the application of microskills to interpersonal communication, professional communication and in a counselling context; (ii) Apply basic counselling interventions in a health context; (iii) Critique the application of counselling and psychotherapy theories in health settings; (iv) Critique and discuss ethical issues in counselling; (v) Demonstrate the ability to develop a basic management plan for an individual based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 10th Edition ISBN: 9780840028549; and McLeod, John (2013) An introduction to Counselling (e-Book). 5th edition. ISBN: 9780335247226.
SEXH5405 Contraception and Preconception Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (20%); group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); written assignments (50%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan. This will include indepth information on the range of hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the importance of access to abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care and will discuss the latest evidence regarding optimisation of health before pregnancy. The focus will be on conditions where preconception care is particularly beneficial such as diabetesand obesity.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Recommended: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online: fully online; Block mode: online plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Group work tasks (20%); 1 x 1500 Word assignment (30%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This course will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit is divided into three sections: (i) theories underlying health promotion in public health context; (ii) evidence-based planning of campaigns and programs; and (iii) health communications and designing messages. Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change and group and social level change. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, plan programs, and address priority areas in sexual health promotion.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the importance of planning and management in health promotion; (ii) Describe the main constructs of major health promotion models; (iii) Describe the applicability of health promotion theory to sexual health promotion; (iv) Conduct needs assessments, plan and address priority areas; (v) Discuss ways to apply the principles of health literacy when selecting or developing sexual health promotion materials; and (vi) Effectively use assessment tools in planning sexual health promotion evaluation activities.
Textbooks
Helen Keleher, Berni Murphy, and Colin MacDougall (2007). Understanding Health Promotion. South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195552942.
SEXH5412 Sexual Health and Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); critical essay (25%); education lesson plan (20%); individual health education lesson (25%); reflective essay (20%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will explore the evidence base, implications and considerations when delivering sexual health and relationships education from a public health perspective. Students will develop skills in the development and facilitation of training and education to different population groups. Students will be able to evaluate knowledge needs and synthesise information related to sexual and relationship education. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Plan and conduct a session which facilitates learning for a chosen population group/community using appropriate health education and learning frameworks; (ii) Develop the skills to enable people within a variety of settings to enhance their sexual health and relationship literacy; and (iii) Critically appraise various approaches to sexual health and relationship education development.
SEXH5414 Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 2-4 hours of lectures per week; Online: 2-4 hours of online lectures per week. International students including Australian Awards Scholarship students must enrol into the face-to-face version Prohibitions: SEXH5008 or SEXH5418 or SEXH5419 Assessment: Written assignments (70%); Online quizzes (20%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit of study is a combination of three (3), two (2) credit point units (SEXH5008, SEXH5418 and SEXH5419) and deals with public health aspects of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV. This unit addresses sexuality, sex education, HIV/AIDS and STIs, unintended pregnancies, access to SRH services, maternal mortality, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination/stigmatisation of vulnerable populations. Aspects of HIV/STIs and reproductive health will be discussed in the context of the UN's Sustainable Development Goalas (SDGs) focusing on SDG 3 on health and SDG 5 on gender equality and women's and girls' empowerment. The unit further explores the epidemiological, societal and population aspects of SRH, STIs and HIV. Surveillance strategies, policy development and legislative responses will be discussed, with regards to the potential public health consequences. Emphasis will be placed on the delivery of effective prevention and management strategies.
Textbooks
Recommended: Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5416 Advanced Readings in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes for this unit of study. Students are expected to meet regularly (as negotiated in their learning contract) with the Pathway Coordinator or Supervisor. Prerequisites: SEXH5401 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 Assessment: Learning contract (barrier task); Annotated bibliography (30%); 6,000 Word essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
Advanced readings in sexual and reproductive health provides an opportunity for students to select a sexual or reproductive health topic that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. A systematic review of methodology will be applied to the chosen topic. Topics must be negotiated with the Pathway Coordinator. Students will be required to negotiate a learning contract with the Pathway Coordinator/supervisor in accordance with the unit objectives and assessment procedures. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (ii) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (iii) Critically evaluate the literature; (iv) Critique systematic review methodologies; and (v) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus intensive block mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case studies (25%); written assignment (40%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online learning tasks (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. The reproductive endocrinology of common conditions such as amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides an introduction to the causes and investigations of male and female infertility with a special focus on the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Hugh Taylor (2019). Speroff's Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
SEXH5420 Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cecilia Sjoblom Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online pus block intensive mode, 5days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case study work tasks (30%); 2000 word written assignment (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion (15%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes, investigation and management of male and female infertility. Topics covered include: gametogenesis, fertilisation biology, embryo development, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), controlled ovarian stimulation and the processes of embryo culture, cryopreservation and preimplantation genetic analysis. It also explores the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of ART.
Textbooks
Recommended: Gardner, DK, Weissman, A, Howles, CM and Shoham, Z (2018). Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press.
SEXH5421 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures and course materials, discussion boards and online learning activities Assessment: discussion board participation (10%); written assignment (30%); research design proposal (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Unit coordinators for Handbook: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska, Dr Christopher Fox
This unit of study explores research methods in sexual and reproductive health and sexology. This unit of study aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the research design process and outputs, and increase research literacy in the sexual and reproductive health field. The unit reviews a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including study designs, sampling techniques, as well as data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) formulate a research question; (ii) propose research designs suitable to specific research questions; (iii) identify sampling and data collection approaches; (iv) propose a data analysis plan; (v) interpret and report research findings; and (vii) appraise ethical research.
BMRI5006 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adam Guastella Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr lecture week 2, 9am-5pm Wednesday weeks 3, 7 and 11 Assessment: Online quiz (20%), case study analysis (40%), extended response questions (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy for a range of psychological disorders, with strong foundations in cognitive science and now increasingly in neuroscience. This unit provides a solid foundation in the theoretical and clinical underpinnings of the therapy, with a specific focus on the neuroscience of CBT as applied to various conditions. It demonstrates techniques of CBT, including case assessment, formulation, and therapy components. Students will develop a neurobiological understanding of CBT interventions and examine practice through case examination and group exercises.
Textbooks
Specific reference material listed on eLearning
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
PSTY5201 Psychodynamic Principles and Frameworks

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x 1hr lec and 1x2hr seminar/wk (nd takes place on thursday morning). Assumed knowledge: This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients. Assessment: quizzes / short answer (10%); discussion boards (journal review incorporated) (30%); 1 x 3000wd essay (draft 10% and final 50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: A primary degree in the health sciences is required for entry into the Master's program of which PSTY 5201 is a Unit of Study. However, students may apply to do the Unit of Study while doing another degree ¿ in this case entry will be at the discretion of the Unit Coordinator.
This unit provides an introduction to psychodynamic psychotherapy principles, the psychodynamic model of care and how to apply these to setting up a therapeutic framework in a model of health delivery that is person-centred, recoveryfocussed and trauma-informed. This unit is suitable for graduate students studying psychology, mental health nursing, psychiatry and for interested clinicians from general medicine and allied health Students will be introduced to basic concepts in the development of self, reflective capacity, attachment theory, trauma theory and trauma-informed care and the basics of interpersonal neurobiology that underlie contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy. Students will gain a basic understanding of the psychodynamic approach to assessment and treatment and its evidence-based applications. Students will gain a basic understanding of the Conversational Model and its application to psychotherapy interventions across the continuum of care in mental health.
Textbooks
Barkham, M., Guthrie, E., Hardy, G. and Margison, F.Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Conversational Model. London: Sage, 2017. Haliburn J, An Integrated Approach to Short-Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician's Guide, London: Karnac, 2017. Russell Meares, Nick Bendit, Joan Haliburn, Anthony Korner, Dawn Mears, David Butt. Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual. Sydney: Norton, 2012
Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway
SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Hans Ramlochun Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week;, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Short essay (10%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); participation in group exercises (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management strategies for the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Discuss the microbiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of the common STIs; (ii) Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical spectrum of STIs, including asymptomatic infection, genital manifestations and complications; and (iii) Describe principles of STI prevention and management and outline treatment of individual STIs. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content includes epidemiology, STIs in key populations, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, anorectal discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections including pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations and genital dermatology. Challenges faced in resource-poor settings and syndromic management will also be covered.
SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Roger Garsia Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students will be able tounderstand the clinical, laboratory, and public health aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content includes virology, immunology, pathogenesis and diagnostics as applicable to HIV infection, clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment of HIV including Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Treatment as prevention and the management of associated opportunistic infections. Legal, ethical and social contexts of HIV will also be discussed.
SEXH5205 Adolescent Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (30%); case study (30%); 1500 word essay (40%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit aims to introduce the constructs of adolescent sexuality, explore the determinants of adolescent sexual health and to discuss the personal and public health implications of adolescent sexuality from a global perspective. The main areas of learning are: adolescent sexuality, adolescent sexual health, reproductive health issues in adolescence, diversity, legal and ethical issues and sexual health promotion. There is an additional emphasis on a deeper exploration of an area of adolescent sexual health that is of particular interest to the student. On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to: (i) Describe the biological, developmental and socio-cultural contexts of adolescent sexual health as well as the constructs, challenges and diversities of adolescent sexuality. They will learn techniques used to optimise communication with adolescents and explore legal, ethical and public health implications of adolescent sexuality; and (ii) Understand and describe one area of adolescent sexual health that the student chooses to study in depth from a list of suggestions.
SEXH5206 Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Professor David Lewis Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus block laboratory practical intensive mode, 5 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Online quizzes (30%); case based assignments (20%); journal club (10%); written exam (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to introduce the student to the common methods used in the diagnosis and management of infections with the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including HIV. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the principles of infection control; methods used in diagnostic microbiology including specimen collection, storage and transport; specific diagnostic techniques and the interpretation of laboratory results; principle methods of detection for the following organisms/conditions: Chlamydia trachomatis, Candida albicans, Mycoplasmas genitaliums, Herpes simplex viruses, Human papillomaviruses, Molluscum contagiosum virus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis, tropical genital ulcerating conditions and genital ectoparasites; and (ii) Discuss methods used and interpretation of hepatitis serology; laboratory aspects of syndromic management of vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, rectal discharge and prostatism; the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection; the diagnosis of HIV-related opportunistic infections and tumours, and genital cytological assessment. Course content will include reading materials and exercises. A compulsory intensive, one week face-to-face lab practicum allows students to consolidate their theoretical knowledge.
SEXH5402 Counselling for Health Professionals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Amanda Robb Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and theories of counselling in a health setting. This unit of study has two parts: an online component and a face-to-face intensive teaching block component. The intensive teaching block will include an extension of online content and provide skills development sessions. The intensive teaching block is compulsory. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate the application of microskills to interpersonal communication, professional communication and in a counselling context; (ii) Apply basic counselling interventions in a health context; (iii) Critique the application of counselling and psychotherapy theories in health settings; (iv) Critique and discuss ethical issues in counselling; (v) Demonstrate the ability to develop a basic management plan for an individual based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 10th Edition ISBN: 9780840028549; and McLeod, John (2013) An introduction to Counselling (e-Book). 5th edition. ISBN: 9780335247226.
SEXH5404 Variations in Sexual Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (30%); 2 x 1500 word essays (40%); group work task (20%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will provide students an evidence-based approach to understand human sexual response,; appreciate sexual functioning of differently abled people across the lifespan; and equip students with adequate knowledge and skills to identify and manage a number of sexual concerns/problems/dysfunctions in men and women. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Evaluate sexual function across the lifespan; (ii) Appraise the role of sexual (health) literacy in optimum sexual health; (iii) Critique human sexual response models; (iv) Identify common male and female sexual dysfunctions; (v) Appraise the psychosexual and other management options for common sexual dysfunctions; and (vi) Critique the biopsychosocial determinants of sexual functioning.
Textbooks
Prescribed: John P. Wincze and Risa B. Weisberg, Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment (3rd ed), Guildford Press (2015); Recommended: Kevin R Wylie, ABC of Sexual Health (3rd edn), BMJ Books (2015).
SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Essay (30%); presentation (30%); reflective essay (30%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will equip students to develop foundational knowledge and skills to work with gender and sexuality issues, including gender and sexual discourses and practices. Students will develop an understanding of sensitive practice skills to work with the sexual and gender diverse communities. The unit will introduce the social construction and attitudes in modern society regarding gendered violence, gendered inequality and gender performativity. Students will be able to formulate therapeutic applications to respond ethically and empathicly to the issues which present in sexual and gender diverse groups. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a foundational knowledge and sensitivity to work with gender and sexual diverse communities; (ii) Evaluate the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iii) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (iv) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online: fully online; Block mode: online plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Group work tasks (20%); 1 x 1500 Word assignment (30%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This course will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit is divided into three sections: (i) theories underlying health promotion in public health context; (ii) evidence-based planning of campaigns and programs; and (iii) health communications and designing messages. Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change and group and social level change. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, plan programs, and address priority areas in sexual health promotion.
On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Understand the importance of planning and management in health promotion; (ii) Describe the main constructs of major health promotion models; (iii) Describe the applicability of health promotion theory to sexual health promotion; (iv) Conduct needs assessments, plan and address priority areas; (v) Discuss ways to apply the principles of health literacy when selecting or developing sexual health promotion materials; and (vi) Effectively use assessment tools in planning sexual health promotion evaluation activities.
Textbooks
Helen Keleher, Berni Murphy, and Colin MacDougall (2007). Understanding Health Promotion. South Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195552942.
SEXH5412 Sexual Health and Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); critical essay (25%); education lesson plan (20%); individual health education lesson (25%); reflective essay (20%); Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study will explore the evidence base, implications and considerations when delivering sexual health and relationships education from a public health perspective. Students will develop skills in the development and facilitation of training and education to different population groups. Students will be able to evaluate knowledge needs and synthesise information related to sexual and relationship education. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Plan and conduct a session which facilitates learning for a chosen population group/community using appropriate health education and learning frameworks; (ii) Develop the skills to enable people within a variety of settings to enhance their sexual health and relationship literacy; and (iii) Critically appraise various approaches to sexual health and relationship education development.
SEXH5416 Advanced Readings in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes for this unit of study. Students are expected to meet regularly (as negotiated in their learning contract) with the Pathway Coordinator or Supervisor. Prerequisites: SEXH5401 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 Assessment: Learning contract (barrier task); Annotated bibliography (30%); 6,000 Word essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
Advanced readings in sexual and reproductive health provides an opportunity for students to select a sexual or reproductive health topic that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. A systematic review of methodology will be applied to the chosen topic. Topics must be negotiated with the Pathway Coordinator. Students will be required to negotiate a learning contract with the Pathway Coordinator/supervisor in accordance with the unit objectives and assessment procedures. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (ii) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (iii) Critically evaluate the literature; (iv) Critique systematic review methodologies; and (v) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study.
SEXH5421 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures and course materials, discussion boards and online learning activities Assessment: discussion board participation (10%); written assignment (30%); research design proposal (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Unit coordinators for Handbook: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska, Dr Christopher Fox
This unit of study explores research methods in sexual and reproductive health and sexology. This unit of study aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the research design process and outputs, and increase research literacy in the sexual and reproductive health field. The unit reviews a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including study designs, sampling techniques, as well as data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) formulate a research question; (ii) propose research designs suitable to specific research questions; (iii) identify sampling and data collection approaches; (iv) propose a data analysis plan; (v) interpret and report research findings; and (vii) appraise ethical research.
GLOH5115 Women's and Children's Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1.5-2hr lecture per week for 12 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 10 weeks Prohibitions: MIPH5115 Assessment: 1x2500 word assignment (40%), 1x 8 pages group written report (30%), peer-evaluation of group work contribution (10%), assessable tutorial discussion and facilitation (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit gives an introduction to the health status of women and children in low and middle income countries and highlights the interconnectedness of women's and children's health, and why it is important to understand women and children's health. It presents some of the major causes of mortality and morbidity and interventions and approaches to improving outcomes from a public health perspective. We discuss case studies, and how public health can address these problems. Each week an expert describes a different topic and discusses their field experiences
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
GMED5001 Genomics in Clinical Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ingrid Sinnerbrink Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures and case discussions Assessment: online quizzes (10%), 4 x 400 ¿ 500 word case-based discussion forums (30%), generation and peer review of assessment items (20%), final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Recent major advances in understanding of the human genome and the relationship between genetic variation and disease have changed clinical practice. This unit provides contemporary knowledge of genetic disease, diagnosis, genomic testing, prognosis, management, inheritance and impact across a range of chromosomal, single gene and heterogeneous genetic conditions. You will study common conditions, such as intellectual disability, inherited cancer, and paediatric and adult-onset disorders, as well as genomic mechanisms and genetic variations which lead to human disease. A case based approach will be used to develop skills in interpretation of clinical, family history and genomic test results to formulate an appropriate diagnosis and accurate genetic risk information. Ethical issues in genomic medicine will also be considered. Advances in treatments for genetic diseases will be explored, along with possible uses and limitations of new technologies, including genome editing approaches. The RACP Clinical Genetics Advanced Training Committee has approved this unit to fulfill the Genetics University Course Requirement for advanced training in Clinical Genetics. It is suitable for all practitioners who require a working knowledge of genomics in clinical practice.
Textbooks
Strachan, T and Read, A. Human Molecular Genetics (4th Edition). Garland Science.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lectures, 10 x 1hr lectures, 11 x 2hr tutorials, 2 x 1hr and 8 x 0.5hr statistical computing self directed learning tasks over 12 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Assessment: Weekly quizzes (10%), 1x4 page assignment (20%), 1x1hr online test (20%) and 1x1.5hr open-book exam (50%). For distance students it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit introduces students to statistical methods relevant in medicine and health. Students will learn how to appropriately summarise and visualise data, carry out a statistical analysis, interpret p-values and confidence intervals, and present statistical findings in a scientific publication. Students will also learn how to determine the appropriate sample size when planning a research study. Students will learn how to conduct analyses using calculators and statistical software.
Specific analysis methods of this unit include: hypothesis tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous and binary data; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples; correlation and simple linear regression; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; and introduction to multivariable regression models;.
Students who wish to continue with their statistical learning after this unit are encouraged to take PUBH5217 Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling.
Textbooks
Course notes will be made available.
Public Health Pathway
SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Hans Ramlochun Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week;, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Short essay (10%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); participation in group exercises (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management strategies for the common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Discuss the microbiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of the common STIs; (ii) Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical spectrum of STIs, including asymptomatic infection, genital manifestations and complications; and (iii) Describe principles of STI prevention and management and outline treatment of individual STIs. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content includes epidemiology, STIs in key populations, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, anorectal discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections including pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations and genital dermatology. Challenges faced in resource-poor settings and syndromic management will also be covered.
SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Roger Garsia Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); written examination (40%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students will be able tounderstand the clinical, laboratory, and public health aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content includes virology, immunology, pathogenesis and diagnostics as applicable to HIV infection, clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment of HIV including Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Treatment as prevention and the management of associated opportunistic infections. Legal, ethical and social contexts of HIV will also be discussed.
SEXH5402 Counselling for Health Professionals

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Amanda Robb Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Group work task (25%); online quiz (20%); 2000 word assignment (20%); 2500 word assignment (25%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Departmental permission required for enrolment
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and theories of counselling in a health setting. This unit of study has two parts: an online component and a face-to-face intensive teaching block component. The intensive teaching block will include an extension of online content and provide skills development sessions. The intensive teaching block is compulsory. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate the application of microskills to interpersonal communication, professional communication and in a counselling context; (ii) Apply basic counselling interventions in a health context; (iii) Critique the application of counselling and psychotherapy theories in health settings; (iv) Critique and discuss ethical issues in counselling; (v) Demonstrate the ability to develop a basic management plan for an individual based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 10th Edition ISBN: 9780840028549; and McLeod, John (2013) An introduction to Counselling (e-Book). 5th edition. ISBN: 9780335247226.
SEXH5405 Contraception and Preconception Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quiz (20%); group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); written assignments (50%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan. This will include indepth information on the range of hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the importance of access to abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care and will discuss the latest evidence regarding optimisation of health before pregnancy. The focus will be on conditions where preconception care is particularly beneficial such as diabetesand obesity.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Recommended: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.
SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Essay (30%); presentation (30%); reflective essay (30%); discussion board participation (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will equip students to develop foundational knowledge and skills to work with gender and sexuality issues, including gender and sexual discourses and practices. Students will develop an understanding of sensitive practice skills to work with the sexual and gender diverse communities. The unit will introduce the social construction and attitudes in modern society regarding gendered violence, gendered inequality and gender performativity. Students will be able to formulate therapeutic applications to respond ethically and empathicly to the issues which present in sexual and gender diverse groups. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a foundational knowledge and sensitivity to work with gender and sexual diverse communities; (ii) Evaluate the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iii) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (iv) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5416 Advanced Readings in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes for this unit of study. Students are expected to meet regularly (as negotiated in their learning contract) with the Pathway Coordinator or Supervisor. Prerequisites: SEXH5401 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 Assessment: Learning contract (barrier task); Annotated bibliography (30%); 6,000 Word essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
Advanced readings in sexual and reproductive health provides an opportunity for students to select a sexual or reproductive health topic that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. A systematic review of methodology will be applied to the chosen topic. Topics must be negotiated with the Pathway Coordinator. Students will be required to negotiate a learning contract with the Pathway Coordinator/supervisor in accordance with the unit objectives and assessment procedures. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (ii) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (iii) Critically evaluate the literature; (iv) Critique systematic review methodologies; and (v) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus intensive block mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case studies (25%); written assignment (40%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online learning tasks (10%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. The reproductive endocrinology of common conditions such as amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides an introduction to the causes and investigations of male and female infertility with a special focus on the impact of obesity on reproduction.
Textbooks
Prescribed: Hugh Taylor (2019). Speroff's Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
SEXH5420 Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cecilia Sjoblom Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online pus block intensive mode, 5days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Clinical case study work tasks (30%); 2000 word written assignment (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion (15%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of the causes, investigation and management of male and female infertility. Topics covered include: gametogenesis, fertilisation biology, embryo development, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), controlled ovarian stimulation and the processes of embryo culture, cryopreservation and preimplantation genetic analysis. It also explores the ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of ART.
Textbooks
Recommended: Gardner, DK, Weissman, A, Howles, CM and Shoham, Z (2018). Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press.
SEXH5421 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures and course materials, discussion boards and online learning activities Assessment: discussion board participation (10%); written assignment (30%); research design proposal (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Unit coordinators for Handbook: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska, Dr Christopher Fox
This unit of study explores research methods in sexual and reproductive health and sexology. This unit of study aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the research design process and outputs, and increase research literacy in the sexual and reproductive health field. The unit reviews a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including study designs, sampling techniques, as well as data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) formulate a research question; (ii) propose research designs suitable to specific research questions; (iii) identify sampling and data collection approaches; (iv) propose a data analysis plan; (v) interpret and report research findings; and (vii) appraise ethical research.
CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: 3 x online quizzes and short response tasks (60%); 1 x 2000 word written assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: People working in health care will benefit from this course.
This course is specifically designed for health professionals who are working in health care. It will equip participants with underpinning knowledge about patient safety. The course modules cover quality and safety principles, professionalism and ethics, the blame culture, risk information, health care as a system, the impact of adverse events, methods to measure and make improvements in health care.
The modules, tools and the discussions are designed to enable participants to change behaviours by understanding the main causes of adverse events. The course provides foundation knowledge about quality and safety; governments around the world are concerned to address unsafe care. The course will better prepare health professional to understand the complexity of health care and take steps to minimise the opportunities for errors and address vulnerabilities in the system.
Textbooks
Runciman, Bill, Merry A Walton M. Safety and Ethics in Healthcare: A Guide to Getting it Right. 2007 Asgate Publisher.
GLOH5101 Foundations of Global Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Seye Abimbola, Dr Giselle Manalo Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr seminar per week for 13 weeks, 1x1day group presentations Prohibitions: MIPH5131 or MIPH5132 Assessment: 1x1500 word assignment (25%), 1x asynchronized debate presentation and participation for online and face-to-face students (25%), 1x2500 word assignment (40%), assessable tutorial discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This core unit for the Master of Global Health will give students insight into historical and contemporary issues in global health. The unit begins with a chronology of transformations in global health (from mid-twentieth century to present), by looking at global health as a system of individual and organisational actors on a quest for equity in health outcomes globally. The unit then explores the place of ethics and culture, and of measurement and metrics in global health. Designed as an introduction to contemporary debates in global health and development, students will engage actively and critically in discussions on the role of trade/capitalism, democracy/freedom, foreign aid/local initiative, securitisation/altruism, technological/social determinants of health et cetera ¿ in creating and/or addressing inequities in global health. The unit will provide students with a broad but deep appreciation for big question and ideas, concepts and theories in global health, international relations, political economy, and development economics.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
GLOH5112 Global Communicable Disease Control

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin Beardsley Session: Semester 2 Classes: face to face students: 13x1.5hr lecture and 11x1.5hr tutorial, 1x4hr workshop and 1x8hr presentation online students: 13x1.5hr online lecture and 11 weeks of tutorial discussion, 4hr online workshop content and 8hr online presentation content Assessment: 1x3000 word written essay (50%) tutorial facilitation and participation (20%) -face-to-face students will each facilitate a 1.5hr tutorial session -online students will each facilitate a 1-week online discussion board 1 x student group presentation (25%) -face-to-face student groups will give a 30-min oral presentation (accompanied by a PowerPoint) -online student groups will upload a 30-min PowerPoint presentation peer evaluation of student presentation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit gives candidates essential knowledge of prevention and control of communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries using country-specific examples. After successfully completing this unit of study, candidates will understand the key issues in communicable diseases and their control in developing countries, as well as gain the knowledge and insight on how prevention and control mechanisms and programs are developed for these diseases in resource-poor settings. The unit covers disease emergence, respiratory tract infections (including TB), vector-borne infections, food- and water-borne infections, neurological infections, neglected tropical diseases, bloodborne and sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) and drug-resistant infections.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
GLOH5115 Women's and Children's Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1.5-2hr lecture per week for 12 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 10 weeks Prohibitions: MIPH5115 Assessment: 1x2500 word assignment (40%), 1x 8 pages group written report (30%), peer-evaluation of group work contribution (10%), assessable tutorial discussion and facilitation (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit gives an introduction to the health status of women and children in low and middle income countries and highlights the interconnectedness of women's and children's health, and why it is important to understand women and children's health. It presents some of the major causes of mortality and morbidity and interventions and approaches to improving outcomes from a public health perspective. We discuss case studies, and how public health can address these problems. Each week an expert describes a different topic and discusses their field experiences
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lectures, 10 x 1hr lectures, 11 x 2hr tutorials, 2 x 1hr and 8 x 0.5hr statistical computing self directed learning tasks over 12 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Assessment: Weekly quizzes (10%), 1x4 page assignment (20%), 1x1hr online test (20%) and 1x1.5hr open-book exam (50%). For distance students it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit introduces students to statistical methods relevant in medicine and health. Students will learn how to appropriately summarise and visualise data, carry out a statistical analysis, interpret p-values and confidence intervals, and present statistical findings in a scientific publication. Students will also learn how to determine the appropriate sample size when planning a research study. Students will learn how to conduct analyses using calculators and statistical software.
Specific analysis methods of this unit include: hypothesis tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous and binary data; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples; correlation and simple linear regression; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; and introduction to multivariable regression models;.
Students who wish to continue with their statistical learning after this unit are encouraged to take PUBH5217 Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling.
Textbooks
Course notes will be made available.
No Pathway
SEXH5416 Advanced Readings in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: There are no formal classes for this unit of study. Students are expected to meet regularly (as negotiated in their learning contract) with the Pathway Coordinator or Supervisor. Prerequisites: SEXH5401 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5010 Assessment: Learning contract (barrier task); Annotated bibliography (30%); 6,000 Word essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
Advanced readings in sexual and reproductive health provides an opportunity for students to select a sexual or reproductive health topic that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. A systematic review of methodology will be applied to the chosen topic. Topics must be negotiated with the Pathway Coordinator. Students will be required to negotiate a learning contract with the Pathway Coordinator/supervisor in accordance with the unit objectives and assessment procedures. On completion of the unit, students will be able to: (i) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (ii) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (iii) Critically evaluate the literature; (iv) Critique systematic review methodologies; and (v) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study.
SEXH5421 Sexual and Reproductive Health Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures and course materials, discussion boards and online learning activities Assessment: discussion board participation (10%); written assignment (30%); research design proposal (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Unit coordinators for Handbook: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska, Dr Christopher Fox
This unit of study explores research methods in sexual and reproductive health and sexology. This unit of study aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the research design process and outputs, and increase research literacy in the sexual and reproductive health field. The unit reviews a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including study designs, sampling techniques, as well as data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) formulate a research question; (ii) propose research designs suitable to specific research questions; (iii) identify sampling and data collection approaches; (iv) propose a data analysis plan; (v) interpret and report research findings; and (vii) appraise ethical research.
CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Assessment: 3 x online quizzes and short response tasks (60%); 1 x 2000 word written assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: People working in health care will benefit from this course.
This course is specifically designed for health professionals who are working in health care. It will equip participants with underpinning knowledge about patient safety. The course modules cover quality and safety principles, professionalism and ethics, the blame culture, risk information, health care as a system, the impact of adverse events, methods to measure and make improvements in health care.
The modules, tools and the discussions are designed to enable participants to change behaviours by understanding the main causes of adverse events. The course provides foundation knowledge about quality and safety; governments around the world are concerned to address unsafe care. The course will better prepare health professional to understand the complexity of health care and take steps to minimise the opportunities for errors and address vulnerabilities in the system.
Textbooks
Runciman, Bill, Merry A Walton M. Safety and Ethics in Healthcare: A Guide to Getting it Right. 2007 Asgate Publisher.
GLOH5101 Foundations of Global Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Seye Abimbola, Dr Giselle Manalo Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr seminar per week for 13 weeks, 1x1day group presentations Prohibitions: MIPH5131 or MIPH5132 Assessment: 1x1500 word assignment (25%), 1x asynchronized debate presentation and participation for online and face-to-face students (25%), 1x2500 word assignment (40%), assessable tutorial discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This core unit for the Master of Global Health will give students insight into historical and contemporary issues in global health. The unit begins with a chronology of transformations in global health (from mid-twentieth century to present), by looking at global health as a system of individual and organisational actors on a quest for equity in health outcomes globally. The unit then explores the place of ethics and culture, and of measurement and metrics in global health. Designed as an introduction to contemporary debates in global health and development, students will engage actively and critically in discussions on the role of trade/capitalism, democracy/freedom, foreign aid/local initiative, securitisation/altruism, technological/social determinants of health et cetera ¿ in creating and/or addressing inequities in global health. The unit will provide students with a broad but deep appreciation for big question and ideas, concepts and theories in global health, international relations, political economy, and development economics.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
GLOH5112 Global Communicable Disease Control

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin Beardsley Session: Semester 2 Classes: face to face students: 13x1.5hr lecture and 11x1.5hr tutorial, 1x4hr workshop and 1x8hr presentation online students: 13x1.5hr online lecture and 11 weeks of tutorial discussion, 4hr online workshop content and 8hr online presentation content Assessment: 1x3000 word written essay (50%) tutorial facilitation and participation (20%) -face-to-face students will each facilitate a 1.5hr tutorial session -online students will each facilitate a 1-week online discussion board 1 x student group presentation (25%) -face-to-face student groups will give a 30-min oral presentation (accompanied by a PowerPoint) -online student groups will upload a 30-min PowerPoint presentation peer evaluation of student presentation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit gives candidates essential knowledge of prevention and control of communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries using country-specific examples. After successfully completing this unit of study, candidates will understand the key issues in communicable diseases and their control in developing countries, as well as gain the knowledge and insight on how prevention and control mechanisms and programs are developed for these diseases in resource-poor settings. The unit covers disease emergence, respiratory tract infections (including TB), vector-borne infections, food- and water-borne infections, neurological infections, neglected tropical diseases, bloodborne and sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) and drug-resistant infections.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
GLOH5115 Women's and Children's Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1.5-2hr lecture per week for 12 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 10 weeks Prohibitions: MIPH5115 Assessment: 1x2500 word assignment (40%), 1x 8 pages group written report (30%), peer-evaluation of group work contribution (10%), assessable tutorial discussion and facilitation (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit gives an introduction to the health status of women and children in low and middle income countries and highlights the interconnectedness of women's and children's health, and why it is important to understand women and children's health. It presents some of the major causes of mortality and morbidity and interventions and approaches to improving outcomes from a public health perspective. We discuss case studies, and how public health can address these problems. Each week an expert describes a different topic and discusses their field experiences
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lectures, 10 x 1hr lectures, 11 x 2hr tutorials, 2 x 1hr and 8 x 0.5hr statistical computing self directed learning tasks over 12 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Assessment: Weekly quizzes (10%), 1x4 page assignment (20%), 1x1hr online test (20%) and 1x1.5hr open-book exam (50%). For distance students it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit introduces students to statistical methods relevant in medicine and health. Students will learn how to appropriately summarise and visualise data, carry out a statistical analysis, interpret p-values and confidence intervals, and present statistical findings in a scientific publication. Students will also learn how to determine the appropriate sample size when planning a research study. Students will learn how to conduct analyses using calculators and statistical software.
Specific analysis methods of this unit include: hypothesis tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous and binary data; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples; correlation and simple linear regression; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; and introduction to multivariable regression models;.
Students who wish to continue with their statistical learning after this unit are encouraged to take PUBH5217 Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling.
Textbooks
Course notes will be made available.

Master (Advanced) Project Units

(a) Students accepted in the Master (Advanced) program must complete 12 credit points of project units of study.
(b) Students must re-enrol every semester, with the associated financial cost, until they submit their project report or dissertation.
MEDF5301 Project (Advanced Masters)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitiment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project, and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5302 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. Where appropriate students will prepare a work suitable for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5303 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.

Double Degree Research units

Australia Awards and International Students only
(a) Students enrolled in the double degree Master of Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health) and Master of Philosophy must complete the following units over the two years of the program.
(b) If the student 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 until they are able to submit.
MEDF4001 Medicine Research A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit and the associated units, MEDF4002, MEDF4003, MEDF4004, and MEDF4005, are research units of study. The contents and assessments are determined according to each individual student's needs.
MEDF4002 Medicine Research B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MEDF4001 Mode of delivery: Supervision
See MEDF4001.
MEDF4003 Medicine Research C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MEDF4002 Mode of delivery: Supervision
See MEDF4001.
MEDF4004 Medicine Research D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MEDF4003 Mode of delivery: Supervision
See MEDF4001