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Reproductive Health and Fertility

Specialisation

About this pathway

The Reproductive Health and Fertility Pathway provides advanced education in reproductive health and fertility issues with a focus on clinical, diagnostic, public health, and social aspects. Students will explore fertility control across the reproductive lifespan, unintended pregnancies, access to sexual and reproductive health services, maternal mortality, sexual violence, sexual and reproductive rights and preconception care and health. This stream will also cover reproductive endocrinology including an understanding of the reproductive cycle, gamete approximation and fertilisation biology; ovarian function, oogenesis and ovulation; testicular function, spermatogenesis. It will cover infertility including causes, risk factors and investigation of male and female infertility and provide an understanding of ovulation induction reproductive technologies and assisted conception. Students also have opportunities to choose elective units of study from a variety of related areas such as psychosexual therapy, HIV and STIs, and Public 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 suitable for professionals working in medical, nursing, or assisted reproduction and fertility services, family planning and other health discipline graduates interested in pursuing a career in reproductive health and fertility.

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

Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

6

SEXH5406

Professional Practice

6

Stream-specific units of study: 

SEXH5401

Introduction: Sexual and Reproductive Health

 

SEXH5417

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

6

SEXH5405

Contraception and Preconception Care

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

SEXH5200

Advanced STIs

6

SEXH5206

Diagnostic Methods in Sexual Health

6

SEXH5404

Variations in Sexual Function

6

SEXH5409

Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

6

SEXH5410

Sexual Health Promotion 1

6

PUBH5018

Introductory Biostatistics

6

SEXH5202

Advanced HIV Infection

6

SEXH5205

Advanced Adolescent Sexual Health

6

SEXH5407

Sex, Gender and Sexuality

6

SEXH5412

Sexual Health and Relationships Education

6

 

Women’s and Children’s Health

4

MIPH5116

Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine

4

MIPH5135

Health Systems in Developing Countries

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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