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Subject details

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

  1. analyse the physical, emotional and behavioural aspects of sexuality
  2. communicate in professional and culturally sensitive ways about aspects of human sexuality
  3. evaluate and synthesise the literature on a contemporary topic in sexology.
    • Sexology and public health
    • Sexuality through the lifespan
    • Sexual behaviours
    • Diverse sexuality and gender identity
    • Reproductive health
    • Sexual abuse
    • Sexuality and disability
    • Sexual difficulties
    • International issues
    • Indigenous issues
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

Contemporary issues in the understanding of human sexuality including the social determinants of sexual health. Students will investigate sexual difficulties, gender issues, sexual behaviours, culture and sexuality and sexuality for people with disabilities.

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  • Community of Prac Discussions (35%)
  • e-test (25%)
  • Reflection and Position Paper (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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