Clinical Sexual & Reproductive Health

Subject POPH90070 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 04-May-2016 to 13-May-2016
Assessment Period End 06-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 06-May-2016
Census Date 13-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 27-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Contact time is 36 hours over 6 days (6 hours per day)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Students must have a clinical background to do this subject.



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Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website.


Dr Henrietta Williams



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Subject Overview:

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. This subject is focussed on the clinical and practical aspects of sexual and reproductive health.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the main clinical issues relevant to health professionals in providing sexual and reproductive health services.

  • One-page written policy document due 1 weeks after theoretical classroom teaching (10%)
  • Four short answer questions: 2000 words total ie 500 words each due 2 weeks after theoretical classroom teaching (20%)
  • 1 essay of 1500 words due one week after the end of semester (35%)
  • Written reflective piece on public health approaches to clinical service development (after visit and tour of MSHC, clinical STI service) due one week after the end of semester (35%)
Prescribed Texts:

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
Generic Skills:

At the end of this subject students are expected to have developed critical thinking and analytical skills, an ability to find, evaluate and use relevant information, written communication skills and problem solving skills.

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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.

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.

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health
Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing
Master of Public Health
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Sexual Health

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