UNIT OF STUDY 2014*

Semester 1
SEXH5412 Sexual Health & Relationships Education
SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion 1
SEXH5200 Advanced STIs
SEXH5206 Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health
SEXH5401 Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health
SEXH5402 Counselling in Sexual Health 1
SEXH5404 Variations in Sexual Function
SEXH5409 Adult Sexual Assault
Semester 2
SEXH5101 Public Health Aspects of STIs
SEXH5102 Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS
SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection
SEXH5205 Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health
SEXH5403 Counselling in Sexual Health 2
SEXH5405 Contraception and Reproductive Health
SEXH5406 Professional Placement
SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality
SEXH5408 HIV/STI Program Delivery
SEXH5413 Sexual Health Promotion 2
SEXH5008 Sex and Society
*depending on program and stream, students may enrol in UoS offered through other programs at the University of Sydney as credit towards their degree. Please check your stream-specific information for information around these conditions.

SEXH5008 Sex and Society

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Santella Session: Semester 2b Classes: Semester 1b is online only; Semester 2b :2 hours of lectures per week, half semester, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. AusAID students must enrol into the face-to-face version Assessment: written assignment (50%), online quiz (30%), online discussions (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day or On-line
Note: AusAID students must enrol in the face-to-face version

This unit will explore determinants of sexuality from a societal perspective, with particular reference to their potential impacts on public health. It is available in both online and face-to-face modes. Social science theories of sexuality will be considered, and cross-cultural and historical accounts of sexual practices will be reviewed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the impact of diversity, culture, society, environment, life experiences, personal beliefs and health on sexual activity and potential Public Health impacts such as the spread of STIs & HIV. Course content will include diversity; adolescence sexual development; sex education; sexual assault, gender; sexual orientation and sexual behaviour.


SEXH5101 Public Health Aspects of STIs

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Santella Session: Semester 2a Classes: Session 1: online only. Semester 2: 2 hours of lectures per week, half semester, which can be taken either face-to-face or online; Semester 2a Intensive: compulsory attendance at a teaching day in week 5 and attendance at 2 hours of lectures per week, half semester, taken face-to-face for 3 weeks Assessment: written assignment (50%), online quiz (30%), online discussions (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Block Mode or On-line or Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day
Note: AusAID students must enrol in the face-to-face version.

This unit aims to provide a public health perspective of the community impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is available in both online and face to face modes. At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand the underlying principles of the surveillance systems used to monitor STIs; the core risk activity groups involved in the transmission of STIs; how the epidemiologies of STIs vary within and between societies; the public health impacts of STIs; and effective preventative strategies at individual and community levels. Course content will include an introduction to the basic biology of STIs; epidemiology and surveillance methods; STI service delivery considerations; STI/HIV interactions, impact of vulnerable at-risk populations; health promotion for STIs; policy approaches and ethical & legal issues.


SEXH5102 Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Santella Session: Semester 2a Classes: Session 1b: online only. Session2b: 2 hours of lectures per week, half semester, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. AusAID students must enrol in the face-to-face version. Assessment: written assignment (50%), online quiz (30%), online discussions (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day or On-line
Note: AusAID students must enrol in the face-to-face version

This unit aims to provide a public health perspective of the impact of HIV infection. It is available in both online and face to face modes. At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand the underlying principles of the surveillance systems used to monitor HIV infection; the core risk activity groups involved in the transmission of HIV; how the epidemiology of HIV infection varies within and between societies; the public health impacts of HIV infection; and effective prevention strategies. Course content will include an introduction to the basic science of HIV infection; epidemiology and surveillance; sexual blood borne and mother to child transmission; STI/HIV interactions; other methods of transmission; health promotion for HIV; government perspectives and ethical and legal issues.


SEXH5200 Advanced STIs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Richard Hillman, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Semester 1: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures and 1x1hr journal club per week; Semester 1 Intensive: compulsory attendance during week 5 and then compulsory attendance at 3 x 1hr lectures and 1 x 1hr journal club for 9 weeks Assessment: written examination (40%), short written discussion topics (15%), multiple choice quizzes (35%), journal club (10%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and management strategies for the common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). HIV infection will only be covered in the context of its interactions with other STIs.
At the end of this unit, students will be able to discuss the microbiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of the common STIs. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the clinical spectrum of STIs, including asymptomatic infection, genital manifestations, extragenital manifestations and problems related to pregnancy. When discussing STI management, students will understand the impact of STIs at individual, relationship and community levels and how needs differ with risk activity group and geographical location.
Course content will include the basic anatomy, physiology and clinical skills required for the investigation of STIs; the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical aspects of the following conditions: vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, genital ulceration, upper genital tract infections, sexually transmitted hepatitis, syphilis, anogenital warts and cancer, genital infestations, genital dermatology and other conditions likely to present in a sexual health context. Issues related to difficulties of access to treatment and the challenges faced in resource-poor settings will also be covered.


SEXH5202 Advanced HIV Infection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Dr Roger Garsia, Associate Professor Richard Hillman Session: Semester 2 Classes: Semester 2 Normal: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures/week and 1x1hr journal club per week; Semester 2 Intensive: compulsory attendance at a teaching day in week 5 and attendance at 3 x 1hr lectures/week and 1 x 1hr journal club for 9 weeks. Assessment: written examination (40%), case-based discussions (10%), multiple choice quizzes (30%), journal club (10%) and class presentations (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Block Mode or Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection. At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis as applicable to HIV infection; clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on the roles of prophylaxis, antiretrovirals and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts will also be discussed.


SEXH5205 Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Melissa Kang Session: Semester 2 Classes: fully online Assessment: continuous assessment including participation in group discussion, short answer questions, 1000 word assignments plus 2500 word essay or field report. Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: On-line

This unit aims to introduce the constructs of adolescent sexuality, explore the determinants of adolescent sexual health and to discuss the personal and public health implications of adolescent sexuality, with additional emphasis on a deeper exploration of an area of adolescent sexual health that is of particular interest to the student.
At the end of this unit of study, students will be able to describe the biological, developmental and socio-cultural contexts of adolescent sexual health as well as the constructs, challenges and diversities of adolescent sexuality. They will learn techniques used to optimize communication with adolescents and explore legal, ethical and public health implications of adolescent sexuality. They will also understand and describe one area of adolescent sexual health that the student chooses to study in depth from a list of suggestions.
The course is taught fully online using a range of assessments including group discussion, short answer questions and discussions based on case scenarios. It is divided into 6 modules: adolescent sexuality, adolescent sexual health, reproductive health issues in adolescence, diversity, legal and ethical issues and sexual health promotion.


SEXH5206 Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Associate Professor Richard Hillman Session: Semester 1 Classes: Semester 1: blended online with a compulsory one week laboratory practical session towards the end of the course will compliment the online learning; Semester 1 Intensive: blended online - compulsory attendance at classes during week 5 and attendance at a compulsory one week laboratory practical session towards the end of the course Assessment: online quizzes (25%), case based presentations (20%), online discussion (15%) and a written exam (40%) at the end of the practicum Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students who are not enrolled in the HIV,STIs and Sexual Health programs offered through Sydney Medical School must apply to Associate Professor Richard Hillman for permission to enrol in this unit of study.

This unit aims to introduce the student to the common methods used in the diagnosis and management of infections with the common Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs), including HIV.
At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand the principles of Infection Control; methods used in diagnostic microbiology including specimen collection, storage and transport; specific diagnostic techniques and the interpretation of laboratory results; principle methods of detection for the following organisms: Chlamydia trachomatis, Candida albicans, genital mycoplasmas, Herpes simplex viruses, Human papillomaviruses, Molluscum contagiosum, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis, tropical genital ulcerating conditions and genital ectoparasites. Students will also be able to discuss methods used and interpretation of Hepatitis serology; laboratory aspects of syndromic management of vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, rectal discharge and prostatism; the diagnosis and management of HIV infection; the diagnosis of HIV-related opportunistic infections and tumours, and genital cytological assessment.
Course content will include reading materials and exercises. A compulsory intensive one week face-to-face lab practicum allows students to consolidate their theoretical knowledge.


SEXH5401 Introduction-HIV,STIs and Sexual Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Anthony Santella Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line Assessment: 2 Group work tasks (10%) and (20%), Quiz (20%), 2x 1500 word Assignments (20%) and (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: On-line

This unit will explore the social, psychological, public health and medical aspects of sexuality and common sexually transmissible infections including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Emphasis will be placed on the way in which they impact on society, present to clinical services, and can be prevented and effectively managed.
Students will develop an awareness of all aspects of sexual health, including the importance of multidisciplinary approaches and the sexual rights of all individuals. The potential geographic, societal, cultural and political challenges faced in the delivery of effective sexual health care will be discussed.
The unit will introduce students to inquiry based learning and develop an understanding of the importance of evidence based practice.

Textbooks
Our Sexuality. 12th Edition, 2014 Robert L. Crooks, Karla Baur.


SEXH5402 Counselling in Sexual Health 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Spring Cooper, Christopher Fox Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block intensive mode 4 days 9am-5pm Corequisites: SEXH5401 Prohibitions: BIOS5071 Assessment: 1 x group work task (25%), quiz (20%), 1 x 2000 word assignment (20%), 1 x 2500 word assignment (25%), discussion board involvement (10%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This unit will introduce students to the microskills, and basic theories of counselling in a sexual health setting. This unit of study has two parts: an online component and a face-to-face residential component. The face-to-face workshop will include an extension of online content and include a Sexual Attitudes Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS). The face-to-face workshop is compulsory.
At the end of this unit, students will be able to:
(i) Demonstrate the application of microskills to interpersonal communication, professional communication and in a counselling context;
(ii) Apply basic counselling interventions in a sexual health context;
(iii) Critique the application of counselling and psychotherapy theories in sexual health settings;
(iv) Critique and discuss ethical issues in sexuality counselling;
(v) Demonstrate skills in taking a sexual history;
(vi) Demonstrate the ability to develop a basic management plan for an individual or couple based on best available research and clinical evidence; and
(vii) Develop a self-awareness of sexual attitudes.

Textbooks
Corey, Gerald (2011) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy. ISBN: 9780840028549;


SEXH5403 Counselling in Sexual Health 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Spring Cooper, Christopher Fox Session: Semester 2 Classes: On-line plus block/intensive mode 4 days 9am-5pm Prerequisites: SEXH5402 and SEXH5404 Corequisites: SEXH5401 Prohibitions: BIOS5072 Assessment: 1x Group work task (25%); Quiz (20%); 1x 2000 word assignments (20%); 1x 2500 word assignment (25%); Discussion board involvement (10%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

Students will explore the application, practice and evidence base of a range of counselling techniques/models to sexual health settings. These will include: gender and sexual diversity issues, sexual dysfunction, pornography and sex addictions, and sexual abuse.
The unit of study will be conducted in two stages. Stage one is an online component and stage two is a compulsory face-to-face four-day workshop. During the workshop students will extend their knowledge and practice of counselling and psychotherapeutic interventions for sexual health concerns through role-plays, as well as participate in a Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment Seminar (SARS).
At the conclusion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Apply a variety of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (ii) Critique the application of counselling and/or psychotherapeutic techniques in addressing sexual health concerns; (iii) Develop treatment/management plans for a variety of sexual health concerns; and (iv) Develop an awareness of sexual attitudes.

Textbooks
Corey, Gerald (2011) Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy ISBN: 9780840028549


SEXH5404 Variations in Sexual Function

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Spring Cooper Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block/intensive mode 4 days 9am-5pm Prerequisites: SEXH5401 Assessment: 2x group work tasks (15%, 15%); quiz (20%); 2x 1500 word assignments (20%, 20%); Discussion board involvement (10%). Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This unit will provide students an overview of current research on the biological and psychosocial factors that influence the sexual response throughout the lifecycle, and explore diagnostic criteria, aetiology and management of sexual dysfunctions.
At the end of the unit students will:
(i) Critically discuss the concept of 'normality' in sexual function and the biological and psychosocial factors that determine this.
(ii) Understand the male and female sexual response cycle and factors that affect this.
(iii) Demonstrate knowledge of classifications of male and female sexual dysfunctions and clinical presentations of each.
(iv) Be able to diagnose a range of common sexual dysfunctions.
(v) Be competent to interpret the evidence base for best practice in the management options for selected sexual dysfunctions and select those appropriate for specific individuals/couples.
(vi) Reflect on the application of best practice in the management of sexual dysfunctions as it fits in with their personal and professional context.
(vii) Demonstrate the ability to identify a research question in sexual function and dysfunction and develop a simple research project.

Textbooks
J Bancroft (ed), Human Sexuality and Its Problems (3rd ed), Churchill Livingstone (2008)


SEXH5405 Contraception and Reproductive Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ellie Freedman, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online plus block/intensive mode 3 days (9am-5pm) at Family Planning NSW, Ashfield. Assumed knowledge: Basic biology Assessment: online discussion (25%), quiz (20%), case discussion (30%), assignment (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility, including hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception. At the end of the unit students will be able to:
o Discuss the available options for controlling fertility, including hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods, emergency contraception and permanent methods of contraception.
o Understand the different reproductive health needs of women from adolescence through to menopause.
o Understand the consequences of unintended pregnancy and describe the options available to women; discuss the impact of unsafe abortion in an international context.
o Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices.
o Understand the effect of sexual violence on reproductive health.

Textbooks
Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia. Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia, 2012.


SEXH5406 Professional Placement

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Richard Hillman; Dr Spring Cooper, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: On-line (2x1hr group discussion)/week; 1 block/intensive mode 3 days 9am-5pm; Professional placement Prerequisites: SEXH5401 Assessment: Direct observation of profession-specific tasks, Reflective Log Book, Written assignment (50%), Oral group presentation (50%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This unit is the capstone unit for all students.
It provides students with an introduction to the essential practical competences in their specific stream. It emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of clinical practice excellence, within a framework of inquiry based learning and evidence based practice.
(i) Students from clinical backgrounds will be attached to sexual health and HIV clinics and observe or manage patient care under supervision for a total of 15 sessions (half days). Whenever possible, attachments will be tailored to complement the candidates' past clinical experience.
(ii) Students from Public Health and laboratory backgrounds will have relevant fieldwork or laboratory attachments, together with some clinical exposure.
(iii) Students from counseling backgrounds will explore the design and application of counseling interventions in supervised placements for a total of 80 hours.
The university will assist in locating clinical, laboratory and counseling placements.
In addition, students will work in inter-professional groups to reflect on their role in team management of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health, and learn how to develop a relevant research proposal.


SEXH5407 Sex Gender and Sexuality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Spring Cooper Session: Semester 2 Classes: On-line (1x2hr lecture and 2x1hr group disc and 1x1hr tutorial)/week plus block/intensive mode 4 days 9am-5pm Assessment: 2x Group work tasks (15%, 15%); Quiz (20%); 2x 1500 word Assignments (20%, 20%); Discussion board involvement (10%). Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This unit will provide the student with an understanding of the biological basis of sexual development from foetus to adulthood and the socio-cultural factors that determine their expression; sensitise the student to the terminology of gender discourse and an overview of the range of gender and sexual differences and practices in the community and associated psychosocial issues.
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
(i) Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used in gender discourse.
(ii) Describe the biology of sexual development from fetus to adolescence and an understanding of the psychological and social factors that influence the process.
(iii) Describe syndromes of atypical sexual development and demonstrate an understanding of the medical, psychosocial and ethical concerns in the management.
(iv) Demonstrate an understanding of the biological, social and psychological factors that influence the expression of gender identity and sexual orientation in the community.
(v) Explore the Social and Psychological issues surrounding gender minorities in the community.
(vi) Discuss the social support systems and needs of gender minorities and their importance to wellbeing and quality of life.
(vii) Evaluate the legal and ethical concerns and problems faced by gender minorities in a global context.
(viii) Identify and prioritise research issues in the area of sex and gender.

Textbooks
Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity (2009) Third Edition ed Janell L Carroll Thomson Wadsworth.


SEXH5408 HIV/STI Program Delivery

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Santella Session: Semester 2a Classes: Online plus block/intensive mode S1b 4 x 0.5 day sessions 9am-12.30pm; S2b 2 days 9am - 5pm Prohibitions: MIPH5129 Assessment: workgroup Assignment (50%); Individual assignment (30%), online discussion (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus
Note: It is advisable for students to also undertake MIPH5118.

Effective project management in HIV & STIs is an important contributor to the health and development objectives of developing countries. The unit aims to give students a good understanding of the concepts, methodologies and approaches of international health project management in HIV and STIs. It will provide an introduction to the Logical Framework Approach and give students an opportunity for hands-on practice through the design of a project in an international setting. Potential challenges to delivery will also be explored.

Textbooks
Reading pack will be provided.


SEXH5409 Adult Sexual Assault

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Katherine Brown, A/Prof Richard Hillman Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus (2 days 9am to 5pm) Assessment: Workbook (30%); Participation on campus (30%); case study (20%); completion of 1 expert certificate (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This course has been designed particularly to meet the needs of doctors and nurses working in sexual assault forensic medicine but may be applicable for other health professionals with an interest in this area. Basic clinical background information such as simple anatomy would be an advantage.
Adult sexual assault is not uncommon and requires a holistic medical and forensic response, including skilled forensic examination. This course will concentrate on the physical aspects of sexual assault and its sequelae within the context of acute trauma. It will provide the student with the background to performing a forensic medical examination, collection of specimens and reporting requirements required by investigating authorities and the Courts. On completion of this unit, the student will be able to describe the basic anatomy of the anogenital region of females and males; the range of genital and bodily injuries; and written, graphic and photographic documentation required. The student will be prepared for the process of specimen collection, maintaining the chain of evidence and issues related to obtaining valid consent. The processes used in the analysis of forensic evidence, including DNA and drug testing will be described, together with the use of prophylaxis, counselling and follow up testing for sexually transmissible infections and pregnancy. Development of court reports will be discussed. The psychosocial aspects of acute trauma and their role in management will also be described. The assessment tasks will enable students to embed their knowledge in the legal and cultural context of their own workplace.


SEXH5410 Sexual Health Promotion 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Spring Cooper, Dr Anthony Santella Session: Semester 1 Classes: On-line plus block/intensive mode 3 days 9am-5pm Corequisites: SEXH5401 Assessment: 3 Group work tasks (15%, 15%, 15%); 3 X 1500 word Assignments (15%, 15%, 15%); Participation in online discussion boards (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This course will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit is divided into three sections: (a) theories underlying disease prevention and health promotion, (b) evidence-based planning of campaigns and programs, and (c) health communications and designing messages.
Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change, and group and social level change. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, plan programs, and address priority areas.

Textbooks
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer, 5th Edition, authors: James F. McKenzie, Brad L. Neiger, Rosemary Thackeray.


SEXH5412 Sexual Health & Relationships Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Spring Cooper, Dr Anthony Santella Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: On-line (2x1hr gp disc)/week 1 block/intensive modes 3 days, 9am-5pm Assessment: Online Discussion (30%); MCQ (20%); Lesson Plan Project (20%); Policy Paper (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This unit of study will explore the evidence base, implications and considerations when delivering sexual health and relationships education in school and community settings from both Australian and global perspectives.


SEXH5413 Sexual Health Promotion 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Santella, Dr Spring Cooper Session: Semester 2 Classes: On-line (1x2hr lec and 2x1hr gp disc and 1x1hr tute)/week; block/intensive mode 3 days 9am-5pm at Parramatta. Prerequisites: SEXH5410 Assessment: 3 Group work tasks (3x15%) 3 X 1500 word Assignments (3x15%) Participation in online discussion boards (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Distance Education/Intensive on Campus

This unit of study will engage students in learning about evidence-based prevention and health promotion as a fundamental component of efforts to address sexual health. The unit focuses on implementing and evaluating sexual health campaigns and programs.
Theories covered will include those that address individual-level change, and group and social level change. Students will learn how to evaluate programs to ensure effectiveness. Evaluation methodology will include research design and how to measure changes in sexual attitudes and behaviours. Emphasis will be placed on analysis and interpretation of evaluation of data, particularly with regards to how evaluation feeds into research and new intervention design. Effective implementation and dissemination to the scientific community & the broader public will also be critically discussed.

Textbooks
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer, 5th Edition, authors: James F. McKenzie, Brad L. Neiger, Rosemary Thackeray.