hbs3rsh reproductive



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Credit points: 10

Subject outline

In this unit, students will consider the factors involved in reproductive and sexual health and discuss the biological basis of human fertility. This emphasis continues with discussion of regulation of human fertility either by contraception or treatment of infertility. Human reproductive and sexual function throughout the lifespan is 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 transmissible infections and unplanned pregnancy. Students will explore the cultural and psychological factors which impinge on human sexual and reproductive health. Discussion will include reproductive health issues faced by marginalised groups of our community. 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 points10

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 or HBS2HPA or HBS2HPB or HBS1LS1


Incompatible subjects HBS3RHE

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, G 2003CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsSexual health: an Australian perspectiveRecommendedTemple-Smith, M and Gifford, S (eds) 2005IP COMMUNICATIONS

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