Coursework Study Options at ARCSHS

Undergraduate Coursework

Contemporary Issues in Sex and Sexuality - HLT1CSS

This undergraduate subject will introduce students to contemporary issues and debates relating to gender and sexuality, particularly with respect to sexual health and wellbeing. The subject will cover core theoretical approaches to understanding gender and sexuality. It will also engage students in discussion and debate about contemporary issues such as: sex and consent, gender roles in contemporary life, the politics of desire and pleasure, global and local approaches to sexual health promotion, the politics of sex education, the medicalisation of sexual and gendered bodies, and the politics of sexuality research. This elective subject is open to, and will be of relevance to, students from a wide range of disciplines including public health, allied health, community development, law and humanities. Students are expected to complete weekly reading and online activities, approximately 2 hours per week. Students are also expected to log in to a 'live' one-hour online lecture on Thursdays at 4pm as well as attend two face-to-face workshops that will be held in weeks 4 and 10 of semester. Workshops will be delivered on both the Melbourne and Bendigo campuses.

School: School of Psychology & Public Health
Credit points: 15
Subject Co-ordinator: Jennifer Power
Available to Study Abroad Students: Yes
Subject year level: Year Level 1 - Undergraduate 
Exchange Students: Yes

Subject page: HLT1CSS Contemporary Issues in Sex and Sexuality

Postgraduate and Honours Coursework

Graduate Certificate in Sex, Health and Society

With restructuring underway at the University, the Graduate Certificate in Sex, Health and Society is currently suspended.

We hope to resume the Grad Cert in future semesters - please check back to this page, follow our Twitter or Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.

If you have a specific interest in a Masters or PhD in Sex, Health and Society, please visit our Postgraduate Research course page or contact the ARCSHS team at