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Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

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.
  • Assignment 1 - Community of Prac Discussions (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - e-test (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Reflection and Position Paper (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

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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