PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

SHS4HS

2020

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.  

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

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

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBCPrescribedTBCTBC

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically apply multidisciplinary knowledge of social, cultural and political attitudes to human sexuality

Activities:
Online modules using a mix of recording lectures, videos, and pedagogical activities (e.g., discussion boards), Readings and face-to-face facilitated seminar to synthesis learnings.

02. Critically apply practical knowledge of biology and reproductive physiology to human sexuality

Activities:
3 x 4hr online modules using a mix of recording lectures, videos, and pedagogical activities (e.g., discussion boards) 3 x 5hrs of relevant readings to supplement online modules 0.5 day face-to-face facilitated seminar to synthesis learnings

03. Critically apply interdisciplinary knowledge of sexual development to human sexuality

Activities:
3 x 4hr online modules using a mix of recording lectures, videos, and pedagogical activities (e.g., discussion boards) 3 x 5hrs of relevant readings to supplement online modules 0.5 day face-to-face facilitated seminar to synthesis learnings

04. Critically review current trends in behaviours and health outcomes as they apply to human sexuality

Activities:
1 x 4hr online modules using a mix of recording lectures, videos, and pedagogical activities (e.g., discussion boards) 1 x 5hrs of relevant readings to supplement online modules 0.5 day face-to-face facilitated seminar to synthesis learnings

05. Form high-level, independent judgements on best practice within the field of human sexuality as they apply to policy, education, and practice.

Activities:
Across all online pedagogical activities above, facilitate move from knowledge to application. 2 days face-to-face facilitated seminar (combination of the above) to move from knowledge to application.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 39 - 39
One 2.0 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 Class Week: 32 - 43
Nine 9.0 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 elementComments% 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)35 01, 02, 03, 04
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 solutions20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
3,000-word essayEssay will critically explore in-depth an issue related to the subject content and accompanies presentation.45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05