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Sexually Transmissible Infections (POPH90068)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online and On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90068
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2 - Online
Semester 2 - On Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will address the basic epidemiology, diagnosis and management of the common sexually transmissible infections (STIs). It will address the basic principles of STI control and discuss the major influences and factors affecting this control in different settings. The subject will demonstrate and explore the most important public health and clinical consequences of STIs.

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of this subject, students are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of sexually transmissible infections
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of the public health implications of STIs
  • Critically appraise the factors that impact on the epidemiology of STIs in different settings
  • Reflect upon and analyse the barriers to effective control of STIs
  • Reflect upon and analyse the role of sexual networks, clinical services, partner notification, and sex workers in determining the prevalence of an STI
  • Reflect upon and interpret from the literature the interaction between HIV and STI in the spread of HIV

Generic skills

At the end of this subject, students are expected to be able to have developed

  • critical thinking and analytical skills
  • an ability to find, evaluate and use relevant information
  • written communication skills
  • problem-solving skills

Last updated: 28 November 2017