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Adolescent Sexuality and Sexual Health (POPH90169)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90169
Semester 1 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores two main themes:
1. The social construction of sexuality - how our understandings of sexuality are developed in socio-cultural contexts; and
2. Sexual health - how it is defined and measured, what factors contribute to it, and practical issues to consider when interacting with adolescents and trying to have an impact on their sexual health and wellbeing.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the breadth, depth and diversity of adolescent sexuality;
  • demonstrate an understanding of some of the historical aspects of the study and social construction of sexuality;
  • identify the current understanding of the indicators of and influences on adolescent sexuality and sexual health in Australia;
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the skills necessary to successfully work with and engage adolescents who have sexual health concerns.
  • devise developmentally appropriate health promotion strategies related to young people and sexual health;
  • critically appraise debates and discussions around the sexual health of young people;
  • demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the factors impacting on young peoples’ decision making around their sexual behaviour and sexuality;

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, problem solving skills and skills enabling them to work successfully within a group.

Last updated: 24 August 2019