Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Classroom or Distance
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture per week (Classroom) |
Total Time Commitment:
Classroom: In addition to the stated contact hours, students are expected to spend at least 2-3 hours of study for each hour of contact.Distance: 8 hours per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Special Computer Skills: Students will be expected to be proficient with a Web browser, e-mail application and word processing application prior to enrolment in this subject.|
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 subject provides students with an understanding of the epidemiology and determinants of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), including HIV in the developed world. It then uses this information to develop interventions for the control of these infections. This will be achieved through analysis of existing surveillance data, the use of mathematical models, and published literature and examples of contact tracing, educational, screening and other interventions. Candidates will explore why some of these strategies are well suited to some specific STIs but why other STIs require a completely different approach. The cost effectiveness of different approached will also be discussed. The subject will be offered via a standard classroom lecture format, and will also be offered via distance-education utilising CD-Rom or DVD and written material.
One written assignment of between 3,000-5,000 words at end of semester (100%).
Russell, D., Bradford, D. and Fairley, C., (Eds.) Sexual Health Medicine: A Clinical Approach, IP Communications, 2005.
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.
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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 is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health and a core subject in Postgraduate Certificate Public Health (Sexual Health)
Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (Sexual Health) |
Sexual Health |
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