STUDYING AT THE WESTERN SYDNEY SEXUAL HEALTH CENTRE

Sexual Health is a complex and fascinating field of study. At the global level, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are major public health concerns in both developed and developing countries, with millions of adults and children becoming infected each year. At an individual level the diagnosis, treatment and management of sexual health can have significant effects on individual wellbeing and the quality of interpersonal relationships. Effective prevention, diagnosis, management and surveillance of HIV and STIs require a thorough understanding of issues such as microbiology, immunology, diagnostics, therapeutics, harm reduction strategies and program delivery. Optimum delivery of such services needs to be on a sound basis of holistic concepts of sexual health, sexuality, sexual function, sexual abuse, sex education and reproductive health.

As an internationally renowned research and teaching facility, the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre (WSSHC) offers students the chance to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of sexual health. Specialising in the infectious disease aspect of sexual health, the WSSHC offers;

Incorporating the latest research, flexible learning programs with world-class academic staff, our courses enable students to specialise within their current discipline, open doors to a new career, or pathways to further research.

Further, by offering a number of different streams within the courses, (Counselling, Public Health, Nursing, Laboratory or Medicine) our course structure allows students from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests to meet their educational and professional needs. As a consequence, our courses have been taken by doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, laboratory scientists, counsellors and public health practitioners.

We foster an active research environment targeting a number of important areas including sexually transmitted infectious diseases, immunological responses to STIs, anogenital cancers, novel diagnostic technologies and health service delivery issues. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and countries, helping us build a thriving and stimulating academic community.

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