MHSSH CLINICAL MEDICINE STREAM

Obtain the key tools to help prevent and treat a wide range of HIV, STIs and other Sexual Health issues. Our comprehensive program will give you an opportunity to develop your skills in a multidisciplinary, research-rich environment.

Target Audience

  • Recent medical graduates interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health.
  • More established physicians, such as general practitioners, wishing to gain greater knowledge and understanding in these areas.
  • Components of the degree count towards Advanced Training of the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Learning Pathways

Students may enrol into one of the following:

  • Individual units of study (subject to approval by the unit of study Coordinator)
  • The Masters of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (MHSSH) - Clinical Medicine stream (48 credit points)
  • The Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (GDipHSSH) - Clinical Medicine stream (36 credit points)
  • A double degree of the MHSSH with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Please note this is only available to AusAID-funded students.
  • Students who successfully complete the MHSSH with a Credit grade (or higher) may apply for consideration to enrol into an intercalated MPhil degree program. Those who successfully complete their MPhil may use this as a one year contribution towards a three year PhD program.

Entrance Requirements

A medical degree from a recognised institution

Professional Outcomes

Completion of the MHSSH Clinical Medicine degree will provide graduates with the chance to contribute to the prevention and management of HIV and STIs. Graduates of this program can use their qualification to work in posts focussing on the medical management of people with, or at risk of HIV and STIs. For example, Advanced Trainees in Sexual Health Medicine at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians can use some of the units of study to contribute towards their training requirements.

General Practitioners will find this course invaluable in enhancing their current skills and helping develop a specialised practice in the fields of Sexual Health and HIV.

Clinical Medicine Stream

Stream Core Units of Study Stream Elective Units of Study

To be awarded a Master degree (MHSSH), students must complete 48 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

Masters students complete 12 credit points of stream specific elective units of study.

Semester 1

Semester 1

SEXH5200
Advanced STIs
(6crp)

SEXH5402
Counselling in Sexual Health 1
(6crp)
SEXH5206
Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health
(6crp)
SEXH5404
Variations in Sexual Function
(6crp)
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1
(6crp)
SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
(6crp)
  SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1
(6crp) 
  SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
(6crp)
  PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
(6crp)
  PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
(6crp)
Semester 2 Semester 2
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
(2crp)
SEXH5205
Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
(6crp)
SEXH5101
Public Health Aspects of STIs
(2crp)
SEXH5403
Counselling in Sexual Health 2
2 (6crp)
SEXH5102
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
(2crp)
SEXH5405
Contraception and Reproductive Health
(6crp)
SEXH5202
Advanced HIV Infection
(6crp)
SEXH5407
Sex Gender and Sexuality
(6crp)
SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
(6crp)
SEXH5408
HIV/STI Program Delivery
(2crp)
  SEXH5413
Sexual Health Promotion 2
(6crp)
  MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
(4crp)
  MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
(4crp)
  MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
(4crp)
  BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
(2crp)