SEX, SEXUALITY & SEXUAL HEALTH: COMMUNICATION, POLICY & PRACTICE

SHS4SC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the role of communication, policy and practices to address issues in sex, sexuality and sexual health. You will 1) critically engage with an interdisciplinary view of the historical development of sex discourses in a variety of socio-cultural contexts, 2) examine current trends in sex-related communications, policies and practices (e.g., health promotion), and 3) develop an evidence-based theoretically robust promotion program including a communication strategy, supporting policy recommendations and program activities.

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 ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to HCSHS or must obtain subject coordinator's 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. Persuade diverse audiences of an evolutionary trajectory of communication, policy and practice of issue as they apply to sex, sexuality and sexual health.
02. Critically review current trends in communication, policy and practice as they apply to sex, sexuality and sexual health.
03. Create evidence-based, theoretically-robust promotion programs inclusive of communication, policy and practice as it relates to sex, sexuality and sexual health
04. Recommend complex evidence-based programs to address sexual health issues including strategies for communication, policy recommendations and promotion program activities and persuade a diverse audience to take up the program.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 17 - 17
One 2.00 d block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 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: 10 - 22
Nine 9.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 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*
2,000 word written assessment Essay will critically explore in-depth an issue related to the subject content.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
3,000 word written assessment Add Written assessment presenting an evidence-based theoretically robust promotion program inclusive of communication, policy and practice.N/AN/AN/ANo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
10-minute individual presentation to class (500-word equivalents) Presentation of issue covered in program paper. Recommending and persuading uptake of a newly developed program.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO4