This unit will explore determinants of sexuality from a societal perspective, with particular reference to their potential impacts on public health. Social science theories of sexuality will be considered, and cross-cultural and historical accounts of sexual practices will be reviewed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the impact of diversity, culture, society, environment, life experiences, personal beliefs and health on sexual activity and potential public health impacts on sexual and reproductive health including HIV. Course content will include diversity; adolescent sexual development; sex education; sexual assault, gender; sexual orientation and sexual behaviour.
2 hours of lectures per week, half semester, which can be taken either face-to-face or online. International students including Australia Awards Scholarshipstudents must enrol in the face-to-face mode.
Written assignment (70%); Online quiz (20%); Online discussions (10%)