MHSSH NURSING STREAM

The HIV, STI and Sexual Health Program provides high levels of knowledge and skills in the understanding and control 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 nursing graduates interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health.
  • Nursing professionals who deal with HIV, STIs and Sexual Health issues as a part of their professional work and wish to gain greater knowledge and understanding in these areas. This includes those currently working in Sexual Health Clinics, Family Planning Clinics, Women’s Health and associated specialities elsewhere.

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) - Nursing stream (48 credit points)
  • The Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (GDipHSSH) - Nursing stream (36 credit points)
  • A double degree of the MHSSH with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Please note that this is only available to AusAID-funded students.
  • Students who successfully complete the MHSSH degree with a Credit grade (or higher) may apply for consideration to enrol in 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 nursing degree from a recognised institution.

Nursing 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)
  SEXH5409
Adult Sexual Assault
(6crp)
  SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion 1
(6crp)
  SEXH5412
Sexual Health & Relationships Education
(6crp)
  NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
  (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
(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)
  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)
  NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
(6crp)
  PUBH5113
International Health
(4crp)
  BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
(2crp)