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 medicine, 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)

 face to face; online

 

Masters 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 - 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)

 block mode

SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection

 6 (available semester 2)

 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 select any remaining stream specific units of study as an elective.

Master's students complete 12 credit points of general elective units of study.
Sudents 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

 

 

SEXH5402
Counselling for Health Professionals

 6

 block mode

SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function

 6

 block mode

SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion

 6

 online; block mode

SEXH5417
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

 6

 block mode

PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics

 6

 face to face; online

MEDF5005
Health Research Methods and Ethics

 6

 block mode

Offered Semester 2

 

 

SEXH5205
Adolescent Sexual Health

 6

 online

SEXH5405
Contraception and Preconception Care

 6

 block mode

SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality

 6

 block mode

SEXH5412
Sexual Health and Relationships Education

 6

 online

SEXH5420
Assisted Reproductive Technologies

 6

 block mode

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