Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Contact time is 35 hours over six days. |
Total Time Commitment: In addition an expected 2 hours of work per hour of contact time of reading and working on assignments is expected. Total time commitment for semester is therefore 90 hours minimum.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Health professionals working in the health or public health field who are involved in direct client contact eg counsellor, doctor, nurse, physiotherapy. |
Basic public health or clinical knowledge that can be applied to sexual and reproductive health.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||505-433 and 505-533 Sexual and Reproductive Health|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Special Computer Requirements: Students are required to have access to a computer with e-mail application, Web browser and CD ROM facility. Technical support is not available from the University of Melbourne in setting up such a system.
CoordinatorDr Henrietta Williams
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Tel: +61 3 9341 6249/6200
Fax: +61 3 9347 6757
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
This is a public health and clinical subject for health professionals working or hoping to work in the area of sexual and reproductive health. It covers the following topics :sexually transmissible infections (prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment), contraceptive choices for women during their reproductive life and the theory and rationale behind the provision and performance of Pap smears. Nurses who complete this subject will gain the theoretical knowledge necessary to undertake the clinical component for Pap smear provider accreditation. The lecture topics in the subject include: introduction to sexual health, screening and public health control of STIs, the Pap smear and the pap screening programme, STI management including presentation, diagnosis and treatment, contraception, unplanned pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, sexual assault, HIV & Hepatitis, breast health and the development of policies relevant to sexual and reproductive health issues in the work place
|Objectives:||On completing this subject students should understand the basic clinical issues relevant to health professionals in providing sexual and reproductive health services|
Russell, D., Bradford, D. and Fairley, C., (Eds.) Sexual Health Medicine: A Clinical Approach, IP Communications, 2005.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
This subject can be taken as a core subject by nurses (instead of 505-433) undertaking the postgraduate certificate in public health (sexual health). It is not possible to do both this subject and 505-433 in the PG Cert of Pub Hlth (Sex Hlth).
Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (Sexual Health) |
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