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Public Health Aspects of HIV and STIs - SEXH5419

The unit aims to provide a public health perspective on the impact of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: (i) Understand the underlying principles of the surveillance systems used to monitor STIs and HIV; (ii) Understand the core risk activity groups involved in the transmissions of STIs and HIV; (iii) Understand how the epidemiologies of STIs and HIV vary within and between societies; (iv) Understand the public health impacts of STIs and HIV; and (v) Understand effective preventative strategies at individual and community levels. Course content will include an introduction to the basic biology of HIV and STIs; epidemilogy and surveillance methods; impact of HIV and STIs on vulnerable at-risk populations; prevention technologies and policy approaches.

Classes
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 in the face-to-face mode.

Assessment
Written assignment (70%); Online quiz (20%); Online discussions (10%)

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2b

16 Sep 2019

Department/School: Sexual Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 11 Oct 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2b

16 Sep 2019

Department/School: Sexual Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 11 Oct 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos
HECS Band: 2
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