PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

SHS4HS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to multi-disciplinary (e.g., history, sociology, biology, psychology, public health, etc.) knowledge of human sexuality. Students will critically unpack 1) the historical development of social, cultural and political attitudes about human sexuality, 2) form and function elated to human sexuality, 3) psycho-social sexual development, and 4) current trends in sexual behaviour and related health outcomes e.g. Sexually Transmitted Infections.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to HCSHS or must obtain subject coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically apply multidisciplinary knowledge of social, cultural and political attitudes to human sexuality
02. Critically apply practical knowledge of biology and reproductive physiology to human sexuality
03. Critically apply interdisciplinary knowledge of sexual development to human sexuality
04. Critically review current trends in behaviours and health outcomes as they apply to human sexuality
05. Form high-level, independent judgements on best practice within the field of human sexuality as they apply to policy, education, and practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 39 - 39
One 2.00 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 days (14 hours) of face to face content delivered by lectures, seminars, and facilitated discussions.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 32 - 43
Nine 9.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.
Content (e.g., readings, online materials, online engagement) to be completed by students at a regular pace throughout the semester with an expectation of spending approximately 9 hours per week across all activities.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour examination (2000 word equivalent)Online exam will be open-book with a time limit. Total of 2000 words comprising: 2x 500 word short answer questions (~1 hr) and 1x 1000 words (~1 hr)

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

10-minute individual presentation to the class (500 words equivalent)Presentation of issue covered in essay -describing a sexual health issue from a multi-disciplinary perspective describing potential solutions

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

3,000-word essayEssay will critically explore in-depth an issue related to the subject content and accompanies presentation.

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5