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Variations in Sexual Function - SEXH5404

This unit will provide students an evidence-based approach to understand human sexual response; appreciate sexual functioning of differently abled people across the lifespan; and equip students with adequate knowledge and skills to identify and manage a number of sexual concerns/problems/dysfunctions in both men and women. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Evaluate the concept of 'normality' in sexual functioning; (ii) Appreciate the role of sexual (health) literacy in achieving sexual health; (iii) Analyse different human sexual response models and how it influences our understanding of sexual functioning; (iv) Describe a number of common male and female sexual dysfunctions and clinical presentations of each; (v) Evaluate the management options for a range of common sexual dysfunctions in both men and women; (vi) Recognise the role/influence of ageing and different ability (physical and intellectual) in sexual functioning; and (vii) Discuss the psychosocial determinants of sexual functioning.

Online plus blockintensive mode, 4 days, 9am-5pm

Discussion board participation (10%); 2 x Online quizzes (30%); 2 x 1500 Word essays (40%); Group work task (20%)

Prescribed: John P. Wincze and Risa B. Weisberg, Sexual Dysfunction: A Guide for Assessment and Treatment (3rd ed), Guildford Press (2015); Recommended: Kevin R Wylie, ABC of Sexual Health (3rd edn), BMJ Books (2015).


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Sexual Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan
HECS Band: 3
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