Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV: International Perspectives - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (40%) , Assignment 2 (25%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,950.00
International 3,200.00

This unit covers historical and contemporary perspectives on STI and HIV. These include social, cultural, religious and gender issues and political and economic influences on transmission, prevention and management of STI/HIV. The future of STI/HIV in the 21st century is examined.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. synthesise the relevant epidemiological HIV/STI data from selected countries /communities to determine HIV/STI disease prevention and treatment priorities
  2. appraise the political and economic influences associated with the transmission, and responses to transmission, of HIV/STI in selected countries/communities
  3. analyse the social, cultural and gender issues associated with transmission dynamics in selected countries/communities
  4. summarise the best-known explanations for the nature and variation between HIV/STI epidemics throughout the world.
  • Assignment 1 (40%)
  • Assignment 2 (25%)
  • Review (35%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Histories of STI and HIV
2Biomedical features of STI and HIV
3STI and HIV: global and regional situations and the burden of disease
4Political and economic features of transmission
5The socio-cultural context of transmission - sexuality, gender and religion
6Institutional responses to STI and HIV
7Current Issues for programs and projects in the prevention, control and management of STI and HIV
8Projects and the goals of prevention and care
9STI and HIV in the 21st century

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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