University of Technology Sydney

090042 Reproductive and Sexual Health

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UTS: Health
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

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Reproductive and sexual health at a population level is a key consideration for public health initiatives and health service planning. This subject aims to develop students' specialty knowledge around reproductive and sexual health using a health promotion framework. It is aimed at those working or intending to work in reproductive and sexual health such as: clinicians, health care workers, policy advisors, Aboriginal health workers, social researchers and counsellors. Topic areas include examples from key populations and provide a strong focus on current population health approaches in Australia that guide strategies and policies to enable optimal evidence-based care. Students explore issues surrounding the facilitation of care for a range of populations.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
1. Apply a human rights framework for advocating for evidence-based approaches to enhance reproductive and sexual health
2. Critically analyse how international, national and state-based reproductive and sexual health strategies have been applied to address the needs of women and gender diverse populations
3. Examine approaches to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s sexual, reproductive and maternal health to ensure optimal health outcomes
4. Critically reflect on ongoing changes to public discourse, healthcare policy and access to reproductive and sexual health services for diverse populations


Assessment task 1: Annotated bibliography

Weight: 20%

Assessment task 2: Reproductive and Sexual Health Integrative review

Weight: 50%

Assessment task 3: Health promotion strategy

Weight: 30%