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Credit points: 15
In this unit, students will be provided with the opportunity to consider the factors which contribute to reproductive and sexual health and discuss the biological basis of human fertility. This emphasis continues with discussion of the regulation of fertility by either contraception or treatment of infertility. Human reproductive and sexual function throughout the life-span are discussed, with particular reference to the changes of puberty and ageing. Students will address other aspects of reproductive health, such as breast self-examination, cervical cytology screening, sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy. Students will explore psychological factors which impinge on human sexual function or the regulation of fertility where appropriate. The relationship between this unit and health promotion and education, family planning and women's and men's health will be explored.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorElizabeth Brown
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites HBS1HBF or HBS1HRB or HBS1HBA or HBS2HPA or HBS2HPB or HBS1LS1
Incompatible subjects HBS3RSH
Special conditions This subject is taught in the winter vacation in block mode.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Obstetrics, gynaecology and women's health||Recommended||O'Connor, V and Kovacs, B 2003||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||Sexual health: an Australian perspective||Recommended||Temple-Smith, M and Gifford, S (eds) 2005||IP COMMUNICATIONS|
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