hbs3rhe reproductive health



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElizabeth Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBF or HBS1HRB or HBS1HBA or HBS2HPA or HBS2HPB or HBS1LS1


Incompatible subjects HBS3RSH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is taught in the winter vacation in block mode.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsObstetrics, gynaecology and women's healthRecommendedO'Connor, V and Kovacs, B 2003CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsSexual health: an Australian perspectiveRecommendedTemple-Smith, M and Gifford, S (eds) 2005IP COMMUNICATIONS

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