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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 and blood borne viruses (prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment), contraceptive choices for women during their reproductive life and the theory and rationale behind the screening for cervical cancer. This subject is focused on the clinical and practical aspects of providing sexual and reproductive health clinical services within the Australian health care setting.
Students who are Division 1 nurses and have current registration in Australia and who complete this subject successfully are able to undertake additional training to become accredited as nurse cervical screening providers and accredited HIV and Hep C test advisors.
This clinical accreditation is not part of the subject but can only be undertaken when this subject has been completed. This additional training is run by by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, not the University of Melbourne.
Intended 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.
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.
Last updated: 10 November 2019