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Public Health

Specialisation

About this pathway

The Public Health Pathway provides specialist public health education and training in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) aspects of public health.  Sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing is cornerstone to a healthy society.  The meeting the sexual and reproductive targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a foundation in public health aspects of SRH.  The International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014 report places a strong emphasis on access to sexual and reproductive health and comprehensive sexuality education.

The Pathway is aimed at health professionals, policy makers, public health practitioners and educators wishing to gain a more in-depth knowledge and practical understanding in HIV, STIs, sexual and reproductive health.

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 also suitable for recent graduates from science, medical science, social science, medicine, public health or other health discipline interested in pursuing a career in the public health aspects of HIV, STIs, sexual and reproductive health.

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 program management for HIV, STIs, Sexual and Reproductive 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 public health aspects of sexual and reproductive 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 these areas, while a wide range of electives creates the opportunity for students to further explore areas of interest. Students will study program development and evaluation as well as health promotion alongside specialist training in HIV, STIs, sexual and reproductive health. Students are able to choose from a wide range of units of study in the sexual and reproductive health area.

Compulsory units of study

CEPI5100 
OR
PUBH5010 

Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
OR
Epidemiology Methods and Uses

6

6

SEXH5406

Professional Practice

6

Stream-specific units of study: 

SEXH5401

Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

6

SEXH5410

Sexual Health Promotion 1

 

SEXH5408

HIV/STI Program Delivery

6

SEXH5414

Public Health: Sexual and Reproductive Health

6

MIPH5118 

Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS

4

MIPH5131 

Foundations of International Health

6

General elective units of study

SEXH5402

Counselling for Health Professionals

6

SEXH5416

Advanced Readings in Sexual Health

6

SEXH5200

Advanced STIs

6

PUBH5018 

Introductory Biostatistics

6

PUBH5033 

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

6

CEPI5200

Quality and Safety in Health Care

6

HPOL5000

Introduction to Health Policy

6

SEXH5202

Advanced HIV Infection

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

MIPH5112 

Global Communicable Disease Control

4

MIPH5115 

Women’s and Children’s Health

4

MIPH5116 

Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine

4

MIPH5135 

Health Systems in Developing Countries

4

MIPH5219 

International Health Project Management

6

PUBH5027 

Public Health Program Evaluation Methods

2

PUBH5416 

Vaccines in Public Health

2

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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