HIV and STIs Pathway

Stream: Sexual Health and Reproductive Health

Pathway: HIV and STIs

The HIV and STIs Pathway provides advanced education in STIs and HIV for graduates in medicine, nursing and laboratory science focusing on clinical, diagnostic, public health, social and program related aspects of sexual health. Students also have opportunities to choose elective units of study from a variety of related topics such as psychosexual therapy, reproductive health and fertility, sexual function and public health. Components of the degree count towards formal study requirements for the Advanced Training of the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. This Pathway is suitable for medical, nursing and laboratory science graduates interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and sexual health or more established clinicians, such as general practitioners or specialists, wishing to gain greater knowledge and understanding in HIV, STIs and/or Sexual Health areas.

Compulsory Units of Study - HIV and STIs 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)  online; online/face to face
 
Masters students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

  6 (available semester 1 and 2)

 online; online/face to face

SEXH5406
Professional Practice
  6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online/intensive
Stream Specific Units of Study - HIV and STIs 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

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs

 6 (available semester 1)  face to face; block mode

SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

 6 (available semester 1)  online/intensive
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face; block mode
SEXH5414
Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health
 6 (available semester 2)  face to face; online
General Elective Units of Study - HIV and STIs 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 also select any additional stream specific units of study as electives.

Masters students complete 12 credit points of general elective units of study. Sudents can also select any additional stream specific units of study as electives.

Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
   
SEXH5402
Counselling for Health Professionals
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5416
Advanced Readings in Sexual Health
 6  supervision
Offered Semester 1
   
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5409
Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5417
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
 6  online/intensive
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6  face to face; online
MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics
 6  online/intensive
Offered Semester 2    
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
 6  online
SEXH5405
Contraception and Preconception Care
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5412
Sexual Health and Relationships Education
 6  online/intensive
INIM5012
Infection Control and Epidemiology
 6  face to face
Project Units of Study - Master (Advanced)

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

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


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