This unit of study has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to select an area within STIs, HIV and sexual health that they wish to investigate at an advanced level. This is an independent learning unit with support from academic staff. To satisfy the course requirements it is envisaged that the chosen topic will be thoroughly researched through an examination of currently available literature. Topics must be negotiated with the Pathway Coordinator. Students will be required to negotiate a learning contract with the Pathway Coordinator/supervisor in accordance with unit objectives and assessment procedures. On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to: (1) Demonstrate a current knowledge and understanding of the chosen unit area; (2) Conduct a literature search relevant to the chosen study area; (3) Critically evaluate the literature; (4) Apply the concepts from the literature to the area of study; and (5) Assess their own needs for professional development.
There are no formal classes for this unit of study. Students are expected to meet regularly (as negotiated in their learning contract) with the pathway coordinators or supervisor.
Learning Contract (Barrier Task); Annotated Bibliography 30%; 6,000 word Essay 70%
Departmental Permission Required. This unit of study is only available if there is a staff member able to provide academic supervision in the student's chosen area.
SEXH5401 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5010