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Public Health Aspects of STIs - SEXH5101

Year - 2018

This unit aims to provide a public health perspective of the population impact of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the underlying principles of the surveillance systems used to monitor STIs; (ii) Understand the core risk activity groups involved in the transmission of STIs; (iii) Understand how the epidemiologies of STIs vary within and between societies; (iv) Understand the public health impacts of STIs; and (v) Understand 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 and legal issues.

2 hours of lectures per week, half semester, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. International students including Australia Awards Scholarship students must enrol into the face-to-face version

Written assignment (60%); Online quiz (20%); Online discussions (20%)




Faculty: Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

Semester 2a

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Sexual Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Michael Walsh
HECS Band: 3
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