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Contraception and Preconception Care - SEXH5405

Year - 2018

This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan including: hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods; emergency contraception; and permanenet methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the impact of unsafe abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care. The latest evidence regarding optimisation of preconception health will be emphasized particularly for women with diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.

Classes
Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm

Assessment
Discussion board participation (10%); Online quiz (20%); Group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); Written assignments(50%)

Textbooks
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Optional: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Sexual Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Westmead
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Kirsten Black
HECS Band: 3
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