Psychosexual Therapy Pathway

Stream: Sexual and Reproductive Health

Pathway: Psychosexual Therapy

The Psychosexual Therapy Pathway provides specialist training in psychosexual therapy/sexual health counselling/sexology. Students explore human sexuality from a psychosexual therapeutic perspective. Students will study variations in sexual function, sexual and gender diversity, HIV and STIs, as well as issues pertaining to ageing and sexuality, disability and sexuality and forensic aspects of human sexuality.

  • The Psychosexual Therapy Pathway is aimed at recent graduates in psychology, counselling, education, occupational therapy, rehabilitation counselling and social work who are interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs, Sexual and Reproductive Health counselling and Psychosexual Therapy. This Pathway is also suitable for more established professionals (such as psychologists, nurses, therapists, counsellors, social workers, teachers, general practitioners, occupational therapists and physiotherapists) wishing to gain greater knowledge and understanding in the area of human sexuality and sexology.
Compulsory Units of Study - Psychosexual Therapy 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
SEXH5401
Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online
 
Masters students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study.
SEXH5401
Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online
SEXH5406
Professional Practice
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online/intensive
Stream Specific Units of Study - Psychosexual Therapy Pathway

Unit of Study code and name Credit point Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students must complete SEXH5401 plus 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, but it is recommended that students complete all of the stream specific units of study listed below

SEXH5402
Introduction to Counselling for the Health Professions*

 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online/intensive
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
 6 (available semester 1)  online/intensive
SEXH5403
Counselling in Psychosexual Therapy
 6 (available semester 1)  online/intensive
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
 6 (available semester 2)  online/intensive
SEXH5415
Advanced Issues in Psychosexual Therapy
 6 (available semester 2)  online/intensive

*SEXH5402 is only a pathway specific unit of study for students who have not completed an equivalent unit of study, and/or do not have a counselling background.

General Elective Units of Study - Psychosexual Therapy 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. Students can also select any additional stream specific units of study as electives.

Offered Semester 1 and 2
   
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6  online; online/face to face
SEXH5416
Advanced Readings in Sexual Health
 6  supervision
Offered Semester 1    
PSTY5201
Psychodynamic Principles and Frameworks
 6  face to face/online
SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
 6  face to face/block mode
SEXH5409
Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5417
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1
 6  online/intensive
Offered Semester 2    
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
 6  face to face; block mode
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
 6  online
SEXH5405
Contraception and Preconception Care
 6  online/intensive
SEXH5414
Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health
 6  face to face; online
BMRI5006
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
 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