Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway

Stream: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Pathway: Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway

The Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway provides advanced education in reproductive health and fertility issues with a focus on the clinical, diagnostic, public health and social aspects of these areas. Students will explore fertility control across the reproductive lifespan, unintended pregnancies, access to sexual and reproductive health services, maternal mortality, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and preconception care and health. This stream will also cover reproductive endocrinology including an understanding of the reproductive cycle, gamete approximation and fertilisation biology; ovarian function, oogenesis and ovulation; testicular function and spermatogenesis. It will cover infertility including causes, risk factors and investigation of male and female infertility and provide an understanding of ovulation induction reproductive technologies and assisted conception. Students also have opportunities to choose elective units of study from a variety of related areas such as psychosexual therapy, HIV and STIs and Public Health.

This pathway is suitable for professionals working in medicine, nursing or assisted reproduction and fertility services, family planning and other health discipline graduates interested in pursuing a career in reproductive health and fertility. This pathway requires a background in anatomy and physiology.

Compulsory Units of Study - Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway

Unit of Study code and name

Credit point

Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study

SEXH5401
Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 online

 

Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 face to face; online

 

 

 

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

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 face to face; online

SEXH5406
Professional Practice

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 block mode

Stream Specific Units of Study - Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway

Unit of Study code and name

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Graduate Diploma students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Masters students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

SEXH5401
Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 online

SEXH5405
Contraception and Preconception Care

 6 (available semester 2)

 block mode

SEXH5417
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

 6 (available semester 1)

 block mode

SEXH5414
Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

 6 (available semester 2)

 face to face; online

SEXH5420
Assisted Reproductive Technologies

 6 (available semester 2)

 block mode

General Elective Units of Study - Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway

Units of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of general elective units of study.
Students can select any remaining stream specific units of study as an elective.

Master's students complete 12 credit points of general elective units of study.
Students can  select any remaining stream specific units of study as an elective.

Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
   
SEXH5416
Advanced Readings in Sexual Health
 6  supervision
SEXH5421
Sexual and Reproductive Health Research
 6  online
Offered Semester 1    
SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
 6  face to face; block mode
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health
 6  block mode
SEXH5402
Counselling for Health Professionals
 6  block mode
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
 6  block mode
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion
 6  online; block mode
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6  face to face; online
GLOH5115
Women's and Children's health
   face to face; online
GMED5001
Genomics in Clinical Practice
 6  online
Offered Semester 2    
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
 6  block mode
SEXH5205
Adolescent Sexual Health
 6  online
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6  block mode
SEXH5412
Sexual Health and Relationships Education
 6  online
Project Units of Study - Master (Advanced)

Students accepted in the Master (Advanced) program must complete 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students must re-enrol every semester, with the associated financial cost, until they submit their project report or dissertation.


Unit of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode
MEDF5301
Project (Advanced Masters)
 12 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision
MEDF5302
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)
 6 (available semester 1and 2)  supervision
MEDF5303
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision