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Sexual and Reproductive Health (POPH90069)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90069
Semester 2 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) from a public health perspective. Globally minded but locally focused, this subject examines the burden of disease associated with SRH and critically analyses significant factors of influence on SRH at the community and broader societal levels, including sexuality, violence, gender and sexual rights. Topics such as unmet need for contraception, fertility control, sex work and female cutting will also be covered. The development, implementation and evaluation of effective public health programs aimed at improving the SRH of communities will also be explored in the subject.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Describe sexual and reproductive health in terms of epidemiology and impact on public health
  • Characterise the current sexual and reproductive health landscape in Australia in terms of key issues and significant factors of influence
  • Critically analyse differences in local versus global influences on sexual and reproductive health patterns and outcomes
  • Appraise strategies for addressing various issues in sexual and reproductive health using evidence-based and ethical reasoning
  • Propose a public health initiative addressing a professionally/locally relevant sexual and reproductive health issue

Generic skills

At the end of this subject, students are expected to have developed or further honed skills related to the following:

  • sourcing, evaluating, synthesising and applying relevant information
  • academic inquiry, critical thinking and analysis
  • problem solving
  • written communication
  • working with others

Last updated: 21 September 2019