Sexual and Reproductive Health

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The following unit is missing from the Reproductive Health and Fertility pathway:

SEXH5420 Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cecilia Sjoblom Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards and/or webinars; intensive face to face on campus 5 x days 9am - 5pm (compulsory). Assessment: 3 x 700 words clinical case study work tasks (30%); 1 x 2, 000 word written assignment (30%), online quizzes (25%) participation in online discussion of case work tasks /webinars (15%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Distance education Description: 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
Online journal readings; Fritz MA, Speroff, L. (2010). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Gardner, DK, Weissman, A, Howles, CM and Shoham, Z (2018). Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press.

28/3/2019

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Compulsory units

All Graduate Certificate students must complete the following unit of study
SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Arlie Rochford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); Group assignment (20%); 1 x 1500 word essay (20%); 1 x 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, religious 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
Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study

Graduate Diploma students - 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, screening and clinical guidelines.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.

Graduate Diploma students - Psychosexual Therapy Pathway

SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Arlie Rochford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); Group assignment (20%); 1 x 1500 word essay (20%); 1 x 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, religious 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
Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329

Graduate Diploma students - 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, screening and clinical guidelines.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Erin Mathieu, Professor Tim Driscoll 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 issue. 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 Pirozzo, SL. Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals Second Edition: Cambridge University Press 2017.
Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study

Masters students - 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, screening and clinical guidelines.
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, 3 days, 9am-5pm; Professional placement/observation (as relevant) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); 2,500 Essay/report (30%); Presentation (30%); 2,500 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 with practice in a capstone experience. Students will apply their newly-gained knowledge, skills and values, in a professional setting. 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 should 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 inmultidisciplinary 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.

Masters students - Psychosexual Therapy Pathway

SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Arlie Rochford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); Group assignment (20%); 1 x 1500 word essay (20%); 1 x 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, religious 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
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, 3 days, 9am-5pm; Professional placement/observation (as relevant) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); 2,500 Essay/report (30%); Presentation (30%); 2,500 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 with practice in a capstone experience. Students will apply their newly-gained knowledge, skills and values, in a professional setting. 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 should 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 inmultidisciplinary 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.

Masters students - Public Health Pathway

Students must choose one of the following only is limited to:
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, screening and clinical guidelines.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Erin Mathieu, Professor Tim Driscoll 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 issue. 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 Pirozzo, SL. Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals Second Edition: Cambridge University Press 2017.
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, 3 days, 9am-5pm; Professional placement/observation (as relevant) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); 2,500 Essay/report (30%); Presentation (30%); 2,500 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 with practice in a capstone experience. Students will apply their newly-gained knowledge, skills and values, in a professional setting. 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 should 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 inmultidisciplinary 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

Graduate Certificate students must complete 18 credit points of stream specific units of study in their chosen Pathway.
Graduate Diploma students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study in their chosen Pathway.
Masters students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study in their chosen Pathway.

HIV and STIs Pathway

SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Written examination (40%); Short essay (10%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%); Participation in group exercises (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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, extragenital manifestations and problems related to pregnancy; and (iii) When discussing STI management, students will understand the impact of STIs at individual and population levels and how needs differ with risk activity groups and geographical locations. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content will include the basic anatomy, physiology and clinical skills required for the investigation of STIs; the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations, genital dermatology and other conditions likely to present in a sexual health context. Issues related to difficulties of access to treatment, the 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: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Written examination (40%); Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis 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 prophylaxis, antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts 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 with a compulsory one week laboratory practical session towards the end of the course which will compliment the online learning Assessment: Online quizzes (30%); Case based assignments (20%); Journal club (10%); Written exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Department permission required for enrolment; Students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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 management 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: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Arlie Rochford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); Group assignment (20%); 1 x 1500 word essay (20%); 1 x 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, religious 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
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: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-4 hours of lectures per week, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. 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 Golas (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
Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329

Psychosexual Therapy Pathway

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 Prohibitions: BIOS5071 Assessment: 1 x Group work task (25%); Online quiz (20%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (20%); 1 x 2500 Word assignment (25%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and basic 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 should 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 or couple based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 9th 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 Corequisites: SEXH5404 Prohibitions: BIOS5072 Assumed knowledge: SEXH5404 and SEXH5402 (or equivalent) Assessment: 1x Group work task (25%); Online quiz (20%); 1x 2000 Word assignment (20%); 1x 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 to sexual health settings. These will include: sexual dysfunction, fetishes and apraphilias, pornography and sex addictions/compulsive 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 psychotherapeutic interventions for sexual health concerns through role-plays, as well as participate in a Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS). On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Apply a variety of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (ii) Critique the application of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (iii) Develop treatment/management plans for a variety of sexual health 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%); 2 x 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 both men and women. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Evaluate the concept of 'normality' in sexual functioning; (ii) Appreciate the role of sexual (health) literacy in achieving sexual health; (iii) Analyse different human sexual response models and how it influences our understanding of sexual functioning; (iv) Describe a number of common male and female sexual dysfunctions and clinical presentations of each; (v) Evaluate the management options for a range of common sexual dysfunctions in both men and women; (vi) Recognise the role/influence of ageing and different ability (physical and intellectual) in sexual functioning; and (vii) Discuss the psychosocial 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 a 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 LGBTIQ community. The unit will also 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 respond ethically and empathically to the specific gendered issues which present in client groups. On completion of the unit, students should be able to: (i) Have a foundational knowledge and sensitivity with gender terminology; (ii) Evaluate various sexual differences and practices within gender and sexual diverse individuals and communities; (iii) Explore the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iv) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (v) 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 Assumed knowledge: SEXH5402 (or equivalent) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Online quiz (10%); 3,000 Word essay (30%); 3,000 Word reflective essay (30%); Presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores advanced 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.

Public Health Pathway

SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Arlie Rochford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); Group assignment (20%); 1 x 1500 word essay (20%); 1 x 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, religious 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
Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
SEXH5408 HIV/STI Program Delivery

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Michael Walsh Session: Semester 2b Classes: Block intensive mode, 4 x 0.5 day sessions Assessment: Group work assignment (50%); Individual assignment (50%); Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: It is advisable for students to also undertake MIPH5118 or MIPH5112.
Effective project management in HIV and STIs is an important contributor to the health and development objectives of developing countries. The unit aims to give students a good understanding of the concepts, methodologies and approaches of international health project management in HIV and STIs. It will provide an introduction to the Logical Framework Approach and give students an opportunity for hands-on practice through the design of a project in an international setting. Potential challenges to delivery will also be explored.
Textbooks
Reading pack will be provided
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block intensive mode, 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
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 disease prevention and 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 should 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.
SEXH5414 Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-4 hours of lectures per week, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. 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 Golas (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
Van Look, P., (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective. 1st Ed. Elsevier: ISBN: 9780128102329
MIPH5131 Foundations of International Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Bernays, Professor Robert Cumming Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture per week for 12 weeks; 2x1 day seminars and 1x1hr tutorial per week for 9 weeks; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x 1500 word assignment (25%), 1xgroup presentation (25%), 1x2500 word assignment (40%) and tutorial discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: Departmental permission required for non-MIPH students
The unit aims to provide candidates with a multidisciplinary perspective of the interplay between health and development in low- and middle-income countries from a range of social science and public health disciplines. The unit will cover the following themes: health and development, Sustainable Development Goals, poverty and health, gender and health, , climate change and health, population ageing,, human rights and health, health systems, human resources for health, and primary health care. At the end of the unit, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relation between health and development; demonstrate an understanding of how health systems operate in developing countries; and demonstrate an understanding of the role played by the various international organisations and agencies in health in less developed settings.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearnng site.

Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway

SEXH5401 Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Arlie Rochford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); Group assignment (20%); 1 x 1500 word essay (20%); 1 x 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, religious 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
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 including: hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods; emergency contraception; and permanenet 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 impact of unsafe abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care. The latest evidence regarding optimisation of preconception health will be emphasized particularly for women with diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.
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: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-4 hours of lectures per week, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. 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 Golas (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
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 lectures, podcasts, discussion boards and/or webinars; intensive face to face on campus 3 x days 9am - 5pm (compulsory) Assessment: Clinical case studies (3 x 700 words) (30%); written assignment (1x 2000 word) (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion of case studies/ webinars (15%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. Causes of amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides a basic understanding of the causes and investigation of male and female infertility.
Textbooks
Online journal readings; Fritz MA, Speroff, L. (2010). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

No Pathway

SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Written examination (40%); Short essay (10%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%); Participation in group exercises (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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, extragenital manifestations and problems related to pregnancy; and (iii) When discussing STI management, students will understand the impact of STIs at individual and population levels and how needs differ with risk activity groups and geographical locations. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content will include the basic anatomy, physiology and clinical skills required for the investigation of STIs; the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations, genital dermatology and other conditions likely to present in a sexual health context. Issues related to difficulties of access to treatment, the 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: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Written examination (40%); Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis 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 prophylaxis, antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts 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 with a compulsory one week laboratory practical session towards the end of the course which will compliment the online learning Assessment: Online quizzes (30%); Case based assignments (20%); Journal club (10%); Written exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Department permission required for enrolment; Students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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 management 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: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Arlie Rochford Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Fully online Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); online quizzes (20%); Group assignment (20%); 1 x 1500 word essay (20%); 1 x 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, religious 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
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 Prohibitions: BIOS5071 Assessment: 1 x Group work task (25%); Online quiz (20%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (20%); 1 x 2500 Word assignment (25%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and basic 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 should 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 or couple based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 9th 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 Corequisites: SEXH5404 Prohibitions: BIOS5072 Assumed knowledge: SEXH5404 and SEXH5402 (or equivalent) Assessment: 1x Group work task (25%); Online quiz (20%); 1x 2000 Word assignment (20%); 1x 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 to sexual health settings. These will include: sexual dysfunction, fetishes and apraphilias, pornography and sex addictions/compulsive 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 psychotherapeutic interventions for sexual health concerns through role-plays, as well as participate in a Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS). On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Apply a variety of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (ii) Critique the application of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (iii) Develop treatment/management plans for a variety of sexual health 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%); 2 x 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 both men and women. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Evaluate the concept of 'normality' in sexual functioning; (ii) Appreciate the role of sexual (health) literacy in achieving sexual health; (iii) Analyse different human sexual response models and how it influences our understanding of sexual functioning; (iv) Describe a number of common male and female sexual dysfunctions and clinical presentations of each; (v) Evaluate the management options for a range of common sexual dysfunctions in both men and women; (vi) Recognise the role/influence of ageing and different ability (physical and intellectual) in sexual functioning; and (vii) Discuss the psychosocial 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 including: hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods; emergency contraception; and permanenet 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 impact of unsafe abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care. The latest evidence regarding optimisation of preconception health will be emphasized particularly for women with diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.
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 a 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 LGBTIQ community. The unit will also 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 respond ethically and empathically to the specific gendered issues which present in client groups. On completion of the unit, students should be able to: (i) Have a foundational knowledge and sensitivity with gender terminology; (ii) Evaluate various sexual differences and practices within gender and sexual diverse individuals and communities; (iii) Explore the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iv) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (v) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block intensive mode, 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
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 disease prevention and 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 should 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.
SEXH5414 Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-4 hours of lectures per week, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. 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 Golas (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
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 Assumed knowledge: SEXH5402 (or equivalent) Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Online quiz (10%); 3,000 Word essay (30%); 3,000 Word reflective essay (30%); Presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores advanced 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.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards and/or webinars; intensive face to face on campus 3 x days 9am - 5pm (compulsory) Assessment: Clinical case studies (3 x 700 words) (30%); written assignment (1x 2000 word) (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion of case studies/ webinars (15%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. Causes of amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides a basic understanding of the causes and investigation of male and female infertility.
Textbooks
Online journal readings; Fritz MA, Speroff, L. (2010). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

General elective units

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of pathway general elective units of study. Students can also select any additional stream specific units of study in their chosen Pathway as electives
Masters students complete 12 credit points of pathway general elective units of study. Students can also select any additional stream specific units of study in their chosen Pathway as electives.

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. 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 should 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 Prohibitions: BIOS5071 Assessment: 1 x Group work task (25%); Online quiz (20%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (20%); 1 x 2500 Word assignment (25%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and basic 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 should 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 or couple based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 9th 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%); 2 x 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 both men and women. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Evaluate the concept of 'normality' in sexual functioning; (ii) Appreciate the role of sexual (health) literacy in achieving sexual health; (iii) Analyse different human sexual response models and how it influences our understanding of sexual functioning; (iv) Describe a number of common male and female sexual dysfunctions and clinical presentations of each; (v) Evaluate the management options for a range of common sexual dysfunctions in both men and women; (vi) Recognise the role/influence of ageing and different ability (physical and intellectual) in sexual functioning; and (vii) Discuss the psychosocial 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 including: hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods; emergency contraception; and permanenet 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 impact of unsafe abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care. The latest evidence regarding optimisation of preconception health will be emphasized particularly for women with diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.
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 a 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 LGBTIQ community. The unit will also 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 respond ethically and empathically to the specific gendered issues which present in client groups. On completion of the unit, students should be able to: (i) Have a foundational knowledge and sensitivity with gender terminology; (ii) Evaluate various sexual differences and practices within gender and sexual diverse individuals and communities; (iii) Explore the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iv) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (v) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5409 Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Katherine Brown, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus block/intensive mode, 2 days (9am-5pm) Assessment: Workbooks (60%); Workshop presentation (10%); Case study (15%); Expert certificate (15%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Interpersonal violence has been recognised as a significant problem in Australia. This includes family violence, sexual assault and physical assault. Whilst health professionals are aware of the issue they often lack the requisite skills to examine patients with a view to documenting injury and preparing court reports and expert certificates in relation to the interpretation of injury. General practice and emergency departments are two common locations for the victims of interpersonal violence to present with injury. This unit of study is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to respond to the clinical needs of a person who has experienced interpersonal violence and to document the findings in a manner that would be useful for medico-legal reports. The learning process will include readings and self-directed learning activities relevant to the learner's working environment and geographical location. The course will deal primarily with the physical effects of violence with limited emphasis on the management of psychological trauma. The course includes epidemiology, interpretation of injury, basic forensic science and toxicology, legal issues such as consent and the presentation of an expert certificate for the court.
Textbooks
Recommended: Stark M. M. (2011). Clinical Forensic Medicine: A Physician's Guide. 3rd Edition. Totowa NJ: Humana Press. ISBN 9781617792588.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block intensive mode, 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
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 disease prevention and 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 should 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 plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Critical essay (25%); Education lesson plan (20%); Individual health education sesson (25%); Reflective essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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 should 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: Departmental permission required for enrolment. This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
This unit of study has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to select an area within STIs, HIV and sexual health that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. To satisfy the course requirements it is envisaged that the chosen topic will be thoroughly researched through an examination of currently available literature. 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 unit objectives and assessment procedures. On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to: (1) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (2) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (3) Critically evaluate the literature; (4) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study; and (5) Assess their own needs for professional development.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards and/or webinars; intensive face to face on campus 3 x days 9am - 5pm (compulsory) Assessment: Clinical case studies (3 x 700 words) (30%); written assignment (1x 2000 word) (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion of case studies/ webinars (15%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. Causes of amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides a basic understanding of the causes and investigation of male and female infertility.
Textbooks
Online journal readings; Fritz MA, Speroff, L. (2010). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
INIM5012 Infection Control and Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: New Lecturer to be announced - Meantime refer questions to Dr Jim Manos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week; 2x 1.5hr practical classes/week Assumed knowledge: Undergraduate Microbiology or Infectious Diseases Assessment: 1x2hr examination (60%), progressive assessments including a practical exam and a written assignment (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit aims to equip graduates to use hospital laboratory services and the research literature in the recognition of individual cases of communicable disease, trace the source of outbreaks and provide a scientific basis for development of institutional infection control policies. There are four specific learning objectives: to know how to estimate the risk of transmission of infection and to assess the value of control measures; to understand the methods used to determine the efficacy of antimicrobial drugs both for treating individual patients and in terms of policy guidelines; to understand the scientific basis of vaccination and its value and limitations in the field; to appreciate the human factors involved in achieving effective infection control. The core of the program is a series of lectures, practical classes and tutorials based on important current or historical examples of epidemic infectious diseases.
Textbooks
Recommended Reading: Infection Prevention and Control: Applied Microbiology for Healthcare, 2nd Edition, Gould, D and Brooker, C. Palgrave McMillan 2008; ISBN 978-0-230-50753-1. Red Book: 2006 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 27th Edition, Pickering, LK, Baker, CJ, Long, SS, McMillan, JA (Eds). American Academy of Pediatrics; 2006.ISBN 978-1-58110-194-2. Although these are recommended reading, other texts are equally sound. We suggest you discuss with the unit coordinator, Peter McMinn, before making a textbook purchase.
MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Joel Negin Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks; plus 2x 0.5 day workshops; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x1500 word research paper (40%), 1x2000 word solution proposal (50%), and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Health systems are complex and multi-faceted. Successful health systems require attention to political economy, governance, institutions, and local context. This unit will cover health systems in developing countries to equip students with a conceptual understanding and a set of tools to address major public health challenges from a health systems perspective. With a focus on evidence-based decision making, the unit will provide an understanding of health systems including specific topics such as health workforce, financing, service delivery, information systems and policy, and how these impact health interventions and health status in less developed countries. A multi-sectoral, integrated model will be used to understand the varied aspects of development challenges related to health systems. A case study approach will then provide students with concrete examples of health systems challenges and will strengthen students' ability to view health problems in a holistic, multi-faceted manner. The unit will provide students with the tools needed to make a practical difference in health systems in less developed countries with emphasis on implementation of health projects and bringing interventions to scale.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin McGeechan, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lecture, 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%), 1 x 1hr 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 aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in public health. This unit covers descriptive analyses to summarise and display data; concepts underlying statistical inference; basic statistical methods for the analysis of continuous and binary data; and statistical aspects of study design. Specific topics include: sampling; probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean; confidence interval and significance tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous data and also binary data; correlation and simple linear regression; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples and correlation; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; statistical aspects of study design and analysis. Students will be required to perform analyses using a calculator and will also be required to conduct analyses using statistical software (SPSS). It is expected that students spend an additional 2 hours per week preparing for their tutorials. Computing tasks are self-directed.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided.

Psychosexual Therapy Pathway

SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Written examination (40%); Short essay (10%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%); Participation in group exercises (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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, extragenital manifestations and problems related to pregnancy; and (iii) When discussing STI management, students will understand the impact of STIs at individual and population levels and how needs differ with risk activity groups and geographical locations. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content will include the basic anatomy, physiology and clinical skills required for the investigation of STIs; the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations, genital dermatology and other conditions likely to present in a sexual health context. Issues related to difficulties of access to treatment, the 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: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Written examination (40%); Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis 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 prophylaxis, antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts 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. 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 should 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.
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 including: hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods; emergency contraception; and permanenet 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 impact of unsafe abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care. The latest evidence regarding optimisation of preconception health will be emphasized particularly for women with diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.
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.
SEXH5409 Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Katherine Brown, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus block/intensive mode, 2 days (9am-5pm) Assessment: Workbooks (60%); Workshop presentation (10%); Case study (15%); Expert certificate (15%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Interpersonal violence has been recognised as a significant problem in Australia. This includes family violence, sexual assault and physical assault. Whilst health professionals are aware of the issue they often lack the requisite skills to examine patients with a view to documenting injury and preparing court reports and expert certificates in relation to the interpretation of injury. General practice and emergency departments are two common locations for the victims of interpersonal violence to present with injury. This unit of study is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to respond to the clinical needs of a person who has experienced interpersonal violence and to document the findings in a manner that would be useful for medico-legal reports. The learning process will include readings and self-directed learning activities relevant to the learner's working environment and geographical location. The course will deal primarily with the physical effects of violence with limited emphasis on the management of psychological trauma. The course includes epidemiology, interpretation of injury, basic forensic science and toxicology, legal issues such as consent and the presentation of an expert certificate for the court.
Textbooks
Recommended: Stark M. M. (2011). Clinical Forensic Medicine: A Physician's Guide. 3rd Edition. Totowa NJ: Humana Press. ISBN 9781617792588.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block intensive mode, 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
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 disease prevention and 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 should 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 plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Critical essay (25%); Education lesson plan (20%); Individual health education sesson (25%); Reflective essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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 should 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: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-4 hours of lectures per week, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. 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 Golas (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
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: Departmental permission required for enrolment. This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
This unit of study has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to select an area within STIs, HIV and sexual health that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. To satisfy the course requirements it is envisaged that the chosen topic will be thoroughly researched through an examination of currently available literature. 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 unit objectives and assessment procedures. On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to: (1) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (2) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (3) Critically evaluate the literature; (4) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study; and (5) Assess their own needs for professional development.
SEXH5417 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Associate Professor Cecilia Sjöblom Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards and/or webinars; intensive face to face on campus 3 x days 9am - 5pm (compulsory) Assessment: Clinical case studies (3 x 700 words) (30%); written assignment (1x 2000 word) (30%); online quizzes (25%); participation in online discussion of case studies/ webinars (15%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit covers reproductive endocrinology, including regulation of the menstrual cycle, sperm and egg transport, and fertilisation and implantation. Causes of amenorrhoea, anovulation and polycystic ovarian syndrome will be discussed, as will current thinking on menopause and menopausal hormone therapy. The unit also provides a basic understanding of the causes and investigation of male and female infertility.
Textbooks
Online journal readings; Fritz MA, Speroff, L. (2010). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. 8th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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 4, 8 and 12 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, screening and clinical guidelines.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.

Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway

SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Written examination (40%); Short essay (10%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%); Participation in group exercises (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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, extragenital manifestations and problems related to pregnancy; and (iii) When discussing STI management, students will understand the impact of STIs at individual and population levels and how needs differ with risk activity groups and geographical locations. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content will include the basic anatomy, physiology and clinical skills required for the investigation of STIs; the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations, genital dermatology and other conditions likely to present in a sexual health context. Issues related to difficulties of access to treatment, the 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: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Written examination (40%); Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis 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 prophylaxis, antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts 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. 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 should 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 with a compulsory one week laboratory practical session towards the end of the course which will compliment the online learning Assessment: Online quizzes (30%); Case based assignments (20%); Journal club (10%); Written exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Department permission required for enrolment; Students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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 management 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 Prohibitions: BIOS5071 Assessment: 1 x Group work task (25%); Online quiz (20%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (20%); 1 x 2500 Word assignment (25%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and basic 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 should 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 or couple based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 9th 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%); 2 x 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 both men and women. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Evaluate the concept of 'normality' in sexual functioning; (ii) Appreciate the role of sexual (health) literacy in achieving sexual health; (iii) Analyse different human sexual response models and how it influences our understanding of sexual functioning; (iv) Describe a number of common male and female sexual dysfunctions and clinical presentations of each; (v) Evaluate the management options for a range of common sexual dysfunctions in both men and women; (vi) Recognise the role/influence of ageing and different ability (physical and intellectual) in sexual functioning; and (vii) Discuss the psychosocial 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 a 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 LGBTIQ community. The unit will also 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 respond ethically and empathically to the specific gendered issues which present in client groups. On completion of the unit, students should be able to: (i) Have a foundational knowledge and sensitivity with gender terminology; (ii) Evaluate various sexual differences and practices within gender and sexual diverse individuals and communities; (iii) Explore the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iv) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (v) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5409 Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Katherine Brown, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus block/intensive mode, 2 days (9am-5pm) Assessment: Workbooks (60%); Workshop presentation (10%); Case study (15%); Expert certificate (15%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Interpersonal violence has been recognised as a significant problem in Australia. This includes family violence, sexual assault and physical assault. Whilst health professionals are aware of the issue they often lack the requisite skills to examine patients with a view to documenting injury and preparing court reports and expert certificates in relation to the interpretation of injury. General practice and emergency departments are two common locations for the victims of interpersonal violence to present with injury. This unit of study is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to respond to the clinical needs of a person who has experienced interpersonal violence and to document the findings in a manner that would be useful for medico-legal reports. The learning process will include readings and self-directed learning activities relevant to the learner's working environment and geographical location. The course will deal primarily with the physical effects of violence with limited emphasis on the management of psychological trauma. The course includes epidemiology, interpretation of injury, basic forensic science and toxicology, legal issues such as consent and the presentation of an expert certificate for the court.
Textbooks
Recommended: Stark M. M. (2011). Clinical Forensic Medicine: A Physician's Guide. 3rd Edition. Totowa NJ: Humana Press. ISBN 9781617792588.
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Fiona Robards, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block intensive mode, 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
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 disease prevention and 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 should 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 plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Critical essay (25%); Education lesson plan (20%); Individual health education sesson (25%); Reflective essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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 should 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: Departmental permission required for enrolment. This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
This unit of study has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to select an area within STIs, HIV and sexual health that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. To satisfy the course requirements it is envisaged that the chosen topic will be thoroughly researched through an examination of currently available literature. 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 unit objectives and assessment procedures. On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to: (1) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (2) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (3) Critically evaluate the literature; (4) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study; and (5) Assess their own needs for professional development.
MIPH5115 Women's and Children's Health

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow, Dr Ying Zhang Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture per week for 9 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 8 weeks; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x5000 word individual assignment, (50%), 1x 8 page group report (30%), tutorial participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit is 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. It presents some of the major causes of mortality and morbidity and interventions and approaches to improving outcomes from a public health perspective. Each week a different expert covers relevant issues such as perinatal mortality, contraception, nutrition, HIV, cancer, diarrhoeal disease, vaccine preventable diseases and childhood disability.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Joel Negin Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks; plus 2x 0.5 day workshops; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x1500 word research paper (40%), 1x2000 word solution proposal (50%), and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Health systems are complex and multi-faceted. Successful health systems require attention to political economy, governance, institutions, and local context. This unit will cover health systems in developing countries to equip students with a conceptual understanding and a set of tools to address major public health challenges from a health systems perspective. With a focus on evidence-based decision making, the unit will provide an understanding of health systems including specific topics such as health workforce, financing, service delivery, information systems and policy, and how these impact health interventions and health status in less developed countries. A multi-sectoral, integrated model will be used to understand the varied aspects of development challenges related to health systems. A case study approach will then provide students with concrete examples of health systems challenges and will strengthen students' ability to view health problems in a holistic, multi-faceted manner. The unit will provide students with the tools needed to make a practical difference in health systems in less developed countries with emphasis on implementation of health projects and bringing interventions to scale.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin McGeechan, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lecture, 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%), 1 x 1hr 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 aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in public health. This unit covers descriptive analyses to summarise and display data; concepts underlying statistical inference; basic statistical methods for the analysis of continuous and binary data; and statistical aspects of study design. Specific topics include: sampling; probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean; confidence interval and significance tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous data and also binary data; correlation and simple linear regression; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples and correlation; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; statistical aspects of study design and analysis. Students will be required to perform analyses using a calculator and will also be required to conduct analyses using statistical software (SPSS). It is expected that students spend an additional 2 hours per week preparing for their tutorials. Computing tasks are self-directed.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided.

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SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Written examination (40%); Short essay (10%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%); Participation in group exercises (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
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 should 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, extragenital manifestations and problems related to pregnancy; and (iii) When discussing STI management, students will understand the impact of STIs at individual and population levels and how needs differ with risk activity groups and geographical locations. HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs. Course content will include the basic anatomy, physiology and clinical skills required for the investigation of STIs; the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations, genital dermatology and other conditions likely to present in a sexual health context. Issues related to difficulties of access to treatment, the 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: Normal day: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Block mode: 3x1hr lectures per week; plus blockintensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm. Assessment: Written examination (40%); Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); Online quizzes (30%); Journal club (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: For students who are not enrolled in one of the Sexual and Reproductive Health degrees or Internal Medicine must apply to the Unit of Study Coordinator for permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis 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 prophylaxis, antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts 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. 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 should 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 Prohibitions: BIOS5071 Assessment: 1 x Group work task (25%); Online quiz (20%); 1 x 2000 Word assignment (20%); 1 x 2500 Word assignment (25%); Discussion board participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit will introduce students to the microskills and basic 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 should 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 or couple based on best available research and clinical evidence; and (vi) Develop an understanding of the self in practise.
Textbooks
Corey, Gerald (2013) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 9th 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 including: hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods; emergency contraception; and permanenet 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 impact of unsafe abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care. The latest evidence regarding optimisation of preconception health will be emphasized particularly for women with diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.
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 a 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 LGBTIQ community. The unit will also 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 respond ethically and empathically to the specific gendered issues which present in client groups. On completion of the unit, students should be able to: (i) Have a foundational knowledge and sensitivity with gender terminology; (ii) Evaluate various sexual differences and practices within gender and sexual diverse individuals and communities; (iii) Explore the psychosocial issues surrounding gender and sexual minorities in the community; (iv) Respond to issues related gendered violence; and (v) Apply therapeutic skills and tools in response to gender and sexuality, including gender and sexual diverse individuals/communities.
SEXH5412 Sexual Health and Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Critical essay (25%); Education lesson plan (20%); Individual health education sesson (25%); Reflective essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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 should 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: Departmental permission required for enrolment. This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
This unit of study has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to select an area within STIs, HIV and sexual health that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. To satisfy the course requirements it is envisaged that the chosen topic will be thoroughly researched through an examination of currently available literature. 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 unit objectives and assessment procedures. On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to: (1) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (2) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (3) Critically evaluate the literature; (4) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study; and (5) Assess their own needs for professional development.
CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: offered online Assessment: 4 online reflective statements (20%); 4 x 1500 word assignments (80%) 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. There are 4 modules that students are required to participate in that cover quality and safety principles, professionalism and ethics, risk management and risk information, complexity theory, clinical governance and the impact of adverse events, methods to measure and make improvements in health care. Each module provides for discussion to enable the participants to ask questions and describe their experiences. Students are required to write a reflective statement about the main learning after each module. The modules, tools and the discussions are designed to enable participants to change behaviours by understanding the main causes of adverse events-poor team work, busyness, hierachies. 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.
HPOL5000 Health Policy and Health Economics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Marie Thow, A/Prof Alison Hayes Session: Semester 1 Classes: online students: week by week online activities including online lectures and/or videos, 6 interactive tutorials with online content via discussion boards, interactive reading (approx 10 hours per week) block mode students: 2 x 1 day workshops plus 6 interactive tutorials (either face to face or online) with online lectures and/or videos (approx 10 hours per week) Prohibitions: PUBH5032 Assessment: assessable tutorials (30%) multiple choice online exam, 2 hr, open book (30%) 6 short reports (300-500 words each) on health policy and health economic evaluation, submitted online (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This unit aims to develop a critical and comparative understanding of the history, theory and practice of health policy as well as provide students with an understanding of the main concepts and analytical methods of health economics and political economy. It gives an overview of the political choices and frameworks that shape decision making in health. By the end of this unit students will be able to: Define the boundaries and key features of health policy; Identify policy instruments and how they function; Understand the main frameworks used for analysing health policy, and different approaches and perspectives regarding setting priorities in health policy; Apply methods and principles of health economics e.g. resource scarcity, opportunity cost, efficiency and equity to practical real-life examples; Critically analyse the role of economic evidence in informing policy decisions in health decision-making in Australia.
Textbooks
Recommended: Buse, K, Mays, N and Walt, G. Making Health Policy (2nd Ed). Open University Press, 2012. Copies of the text are available in the University of Sydney library. Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
MIPH5115 Women's and Children's Health

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow, Dr Ying Zhang Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture per week for 9 weeks, 1x1hr tutorial per week for 8 weeks; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x5000 word individual assignment, (50%), 1x 8 page group report (30%), tutorial participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit is 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. It presents some of the major causes of mortality and morbidity and interventions and approaches to improving outcomes from a public health perspective. Each week a different expert covers relevant issues such as perinatal mortality, contraception, nutrition, HIV, cancer, diarrhoeal disease, vaccine preventable diseases and childhood disability.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Joel Negin Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks; plus 2x 0.5 day workshops; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x1500 word research paper (40%), 1x2000 word solution proposal (50%), and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Health systems are complex and multi-faceted. Successful health systems require attention to political economy, governance, institutions, and local context. This unit will cover health systems in developing countries to equip students with a conceptual understanding and a set of tools to address major public health challenges from a health systems perspective. With a focus on evidence-based decision making, the unit will provide an understanding of health systems including specific topics such as health workforce, financing, service delivery, information systems and policy, and how these impact health interventions and health status in less developed countries. A multi-sectoral, integrated model will be used to understand the varied aspects of development challenges related to health systems. A case study approach will then provide students with concrete examples of health systems challenges and will strengthen students' ability to view health problems in a holistic, multi-faceted manner. The unit will provide students with the tools needed to make a practical difference in health systems in less developed countries with emphasis on implementation of health projects and bringing interventions to scale.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
MIPH5219 International Health Project Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Mu Li Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks; 1x1 day workshop; 1x1hr tutorial per week for 8 weeks; 1x1 day peer learning session through group presentations Prohibitions: MIPH5220 Assumed knowledge: General knowledge of public health in low and middle income countries Assessment: Important: Scaled marking will be implemented for this unit's group based assessment ie. group presentation, written group proposal, project group work contribution throughout the semester 1x 30minutes (20 minute presentation plus 10 minutes questions and answers) group presentation (20%), peer evaluation on group work participation and contribution (15%), 1x group written assignment- a project proposal (40%) and 1x short individual written assignment (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment for students from degrees other than MIPH.
Effective international health projects management contributes to the achievement of health and development in developing countries. The Unit aims to provide students with a good understanding of the concepts and key elements of a health project design and evaluation, and to demonstrate tools and techniques used in effective project management. A detailed step by step application of the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) in project design will be presented, including stakeholder analysis, problem and objective analysis, and the logframe matrix. The Unit also gives students an opportunity for hands-on practice through the design of a project in an international setting and allows them to consider the challenges and practical issues faced by people involved in international health project management. The key topic areas covered include: concepts and principles of international project management; context and situation analysis; the LFA for project design; real life project management cases; and project monitoring and evaluation. At the end of the course, students should be able to: identify the key aspects of the LFA to project design; develop a project proposal in international settings; recognise challenges and practical issues faced by people involved in international health project management; and apply a systematic approach to project planning and management in international settings.
Textbooks
Course materials are available on the unit's eLearning site
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin McGeechan, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lecture, 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%), 1 x 1hr 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 aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in public health. This unit covers descriptive analyses to summarise and display data; concepts underlying statistical inference; basic statistical methods for the analysis of continuous and binary data; and statistical aspects of study design. Specific topics include: sampling; probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean; confidence interval and significance tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous data and also binary data; correlation and simple linear regression; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples and correlation; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; statistical aspects of study design and analysis. Students will be required to perform analyses using a calculator and will also be required to conduct analyses using statistical software (SPSS). It is expected that students spend an additional 2 hours per week preparing for their tutorials. Computing tasks are self-directed.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided.
PUBH5027 Public Health Program Evaluation Methods

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin Richards, Dr Anne Grunseit Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 day residential workshop in semester 2 Assessment: In-class participation (20%) and one 1500 word assignments at the end of the unit (80%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study is taught over two days of residential workshop and is an introduction to public health program evaluation principles. It builds on core MPH methods subjects, but extends learning objectives to develop skills in practical and applied public health and health promotion program planning, evaluation and research methods. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be used in program evaluation discussions, but the major focus will be on measuring the implementation of programs, and assessing public health program impact. There is an emphasis on evaluating 'real world' programs that address chronic disease prevention and health promotion, but other broad public health content areas will also be used as examples. The unit comprises four areas of discussion, including the [i] principles of evaluation; [ii] research designs and methodological issues for community and applied public health settings; [iii] methods for measuring program impact and outcomes; [iv] the principles of research translation and dissemination; and [v] evaluation values and disciplines. Attendance at the two days of residential teaching is compulsory for participants.
Textbooks
Recommended: Bauman A, Nutbeam D. Evaluation in a Nutshell. McGraw Hill Sydney (2nd Edition, 2013)
PUBH5033 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Philayrath Phongsavan, James Kite Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 half-day workshops, 9 face-to-face tutorials or online discussion; fully online version available Assessment: 1x1500 word assignment (25%); 1 presentation (15%); 1 x 2500 word assignment (50%); tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This core unit of study introduces students to evidence-based health promotion as a fundamental approach to promoting and improving health and well being, preventing disease and reducing health inequalities in populations. The unit is divided into three modules: (i) the building blocks of disease prevention and health promotion, (ii) using evidence to develop disease prevention and health promotion interventions, and (iii) evaluating disease prevention and health promotion programs to inform policy and practice. This unit will give students an understanding of disease prevention and health promotion and their relationship to public health, introduce design, implementation, and evaluation of disease prevention and health promotion interventions, and develop and refine students' research, critical appraisal, and communication skills.
Textbooks
Course Readings Provided
PUBH5416 Vaccines in Public Health

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Aditi Dey, Dr Frank Beard Session: Semester 2 Classes: Preparatory online lectures and 1x 2day workshop at the Children's Hospital Westmead Prerequisites: PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018 Assessment: 2x short online quizzes (10%) plus 1x 1500 word assignment (90%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.
The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of immunisation principles, the impact of vaccination on the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), how to assess the need for new vaccines and how to implement and monitor a new vaccination program. This unit covers the history and impact of vaccination; basic immunological principles of immunisation; surveillance of diseases, vaccination coverage, vaccine effectiveness and adverse events; vaccine scares; risk communication; immunisation in the developing country context; assessing disease burden and new vaccines. Learning activities include short online preparatory lectures and a workshop with interactive lectures and small group case studies.

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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. 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 should 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.
SEXH5412 Sexual Health and Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Amanda Robb Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Discussion board participation (10%); Critical essay (25%); Education lesson plan (20%); Individual health education sesson (25%); Reflective essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
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 should 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: Departmental permission required for enrolment. This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
This unit of study has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to select an area within STIs, HIV and sexual health that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. To satisfy the course requirements it is envisaged that the chosen topic will be thoroughly researched through an examination of currently available literature. 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 unit objectives and assessment procedures. On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to: (1) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (2) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (3) Critically evaluate the literature; (4) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study; and (5) Assess their own needs for professional development.
CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: offered online Assessment: 4 online reflective statements (20%); 4 x 1500 word assignments (80%) 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. There are 4 modules that students are required to participate in that cover quality and safety principles, professionalism and ethics, risk management and risk information, complexity theory, clinical governance and the impact of adverse events, methods to measure and make improvements in health care. Each module provides for discussion to enable the participants to ask questions and describe their experiences. Students are required to write a reflective statement about the main learning after each module. The modules, tools and the discussions are designed to enable participants to change behaviours by understanding the main causes of adverse events-poor team work, busyness, hierachies. 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.
HPOL5000 Health Policy and Health Economics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Marie Thow, A/Prof Alison Hayes Session: Semester 1 Classes: online students: week by week online activities including online lectures and/or videos, 6 interactive tutorials with online content via discussion boards, interactive reading (approx 10 hours per week) block mode students: 2 x 1 day workshops plus 6 interactive tutorials (either face to face or online) with online lectures and/or videos (approx 10 hours per week) Prohibitions: PUBH5032 Assessment: assessable tutorials (30%) multiple choice online exam, 2 hr, open book (30%) 6 short reports (300-500 words each) on health policy and health economic evaluation, submitted online (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This unit aims to develop a critical and comparative understanding of the history, theory and practice of health policy as well as provide students with an understanding of the main concepts and analytical methods of health economics and political economy. It gives an overview of the political choices and frameworks that shape decision making in health. By the end of this unit students will be able to: Define the boundaries and key features of health policy; Identify policy instruments and how they function; Understand the main frameworks used for analysing health policy, and different approaches and perspectives regarding setting priorities in health policy; Apply methods and principles of health economics e.g. resource scarcity, opportunity cost, efficiency and equity to practical real-life examples; Critically analyse the role of economic evidence in informing policy decisions in health decision-making in Australia.
Textbooks
Recommended: Buse, K, Mays, N and Walt, G. Making Health Policy (2nd Ed). Open University Press, 2012. Copies of the text are available in the University of Sydney library. Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
MIPH5131 Foundations of International Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Bernays, Professor Robert Cumming Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture per week for 12 weeks; 2x1 day seminars and 1x1hr tutorial per week for 9 weeks; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x 1500 word assignment (25%), 1xgroup presentation (25%), 1x2500 word assignment (40%) and tutorial discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: Departmental permission required for non-MIPH students
The unit aims to provide candidates with a multidisciplinary perspective of the interplay between health and development in low- and middle-income countries from a range of social science and public health disciplines. The unit will cover the following themes: health and development, Sustainable Development Goals, poverty and health, gender and health, , climate change and health, population ageing,, human rights and health, health systems, human resources for health, and primary health care. At the end of the unit, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relation between health and development; demonstrate an understanding of how health systems operate in developing countries; and demonstrate an understanding of the role played by the various international organisations and agencies in health in less developed settings.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearnng site.
MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Joel Negin Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture per week for 10 weeks; plus 2x 0.5 day workshops; also offered fully online Assessment: 1x1500 word research paper (40%), 1x2000 word solution proposal (50%), and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Health systems are complex and multi-faceted. Successful health systems require attention to political economy, governance, institutions, and local context. This unit will cover health systems in developing countries to equip students with a conceptual understanding and a set of tools to address major public health challenges from a health systems perspective. With a focus on evidence-based decision making, the unit will provide an understanding of health systems including specific topics such as health workforce, financing, service delivery, information systems and policy, and how these impact health interventions and health status in less developed countries. A multi-sectoral, integrated model will be used to understand the varied aspects of development challenges related to health systems. A case study approach will then provide students with concrete examples of health systems challenges and will strengthen students' ability to view health problems in a holistic, multi-faceted manner. The unit will provide students with the tools needed to make a practical difference in health systems in less developed countries with emphasis on implementation of health projects and bringing interventions to scale.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin McGeechan, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lecture, 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%), 1 x 1hr 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 aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in public health. This unit covers descriptive analyses to summarise and display data; concepts underlying statistical inference; basic statistical methods for the analysis of continuous and binary data; and statistical aspects of study design. Specific topics include: sampling; probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean; confidence interval and significance tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous data and also binary data; correlation and simple linear regression; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples and correlation; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; statistical aspects of study design and analysis. Students will be required to perform analyses using a calculator and will also be required to conduct analyses using statistical software (SPSS). It is expected that students spend an additional 2 hours per week preparing for their tutorials. Computing tasks are self-directed.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided.
PUBH5033 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Philayrath Phongsavan, James Kite Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 half-day workshops, 9 face-to-face tutorials or online discussion; fully online version available Assessment: 1x1500 word assignment (25%); 1 presentation (15%); 1 x 2500 word assignment (50%); tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode, Online
This core unit of study introduces students to evidence-based health promotion as a fundamental approach to promoting and improving health and well being, preventing disease and reducing health inequalities in populations. The unit is divided into three modules: (i) the building blocks of disease prevention and health promotion, (ii) using evidence to develop disease prevention and health promotion interventions, and (iii) evaluating disease prevention and health promotion programs to inform policy and practice. This unit will give students an understanding of disease prevention and health promotion and their relationship to public health, introduce design, implementation, and evaluation of disease prevention and health promotion interventions, and develop and refine students' research, critical appraisal, and communication skills.
Textbooks
Course Readings Provided

Double degree research units - Australia Awards/international candidates only

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

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