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HIV and STIs

Specialisation

The HIV and STIs Pathway provides advanced education in Sexual Health, STIs and HIV for graduates in medicine, nursing and laboratory or health science focusing on clinical, diagnostic, public health, social and program-related aspects of sexual health. Students also have opportunities to choose elective units of study from a variety of related topics such as psychosexual therapy, reproductive health and fertility, sexual function, and public health.  The inter-professional and multi-disciplinary structure encourages students to develop effective collaborative approaches to employment in a variety of healthcare settings.

Postgraduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Postgraduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive Health provides a diverse and inter-professional curriculum suitable for Australian and international students interested in the range of disciplines related to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Sexual and Reproductive Health.  The Postgraduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive Health is designed to provide the maximum professional relevance, flexibility and choice

Who is this Pathway suitable for?

This pathway is suitable for medical, nursing and laboratory or health science graduates interested in pursuing a career in HIV, STIs and sexual health or more established clinicians, such as general practitioners or specialists, wishing to gain greater knowledge and understanding in STIs and HIV areas.

Pathway Outcomes

Graduates will have opportunities to:

  • Develop high levels of knowledge and appropriate skills in dealing with the psychosocial contexts, effective prevention strategies and management techniques for HIV, STIs, Sexual Health issues;
  • Learn to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams on the practical challenges faced by professionals working in these areas;
  • Acquire skills recognised as essential components of the professional training in HIV, STIs, and sexual health; and
  • Learn to critically evaluate relevant research and contribute to the growing body of evidence-based, effective interventions.
Units of study in this pathway

Compulsory and stream specific units of study provide students with foundational competence in clinical, diagnostic and public health aspects of Sexual Health, HIV and STIs, while a wide range of electives creates the opportunity for students to further explore areas of interest.

Compulsory units of study

CEPI5100

Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

6

SEXH5406

Professional Practice

6

Stream-specific units of study: 

SEXH5401

Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

6

SEXH5200

Advanced STIs

6

SEXH5202

Advanced HIV Infection

6

SEXH5206

Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

6

SEXH5414

Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

6

General elective units of study

SEXH5402

Counselling for Health Professionals

6

SEXH5416

Advanced Readings in Sexual Health

6

SEXH5404

Variations in Sexual Function

6

SEXH5409

Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

6

SEXH5410

Sexual Health Promotion 1

6

SEXH5417

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

6

PUBH5018

Introductory Biostatistics

6

SEXH5205

Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health

6

SEXH5405

Contraception and Preconception Care

6

SEXH5407

Sex, Gender and Sexuality

6

SEXH5412

Sexual Health and Relationships Education

6

INIM5012

Infection Control and Epidemiology

6

MIPH5116

Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine

4

MIPH5118

Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS

4

MIPH5135

Health Systems in Developing Countries

4

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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