Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine diverse populations and issues across a spectrum of sexual bodies, identities and marginalisation (e.g., LGBTQIA+, disability, domestic violence, ageing). You will 1) critically appraise how sex and sexuality are socially constituted across diverse cultural contexts and within systems of power, 2) integrate a multidisciplinary understanding of intersectionality to address sexual health and well-being of diverse populations, and 3) conduct high-level synthesis to recommend multi-faceted approaches to addressing complex issues in sex, sexuality and sexual health.

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 coordinator's approval


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


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 review the experiences of marginalisation as they apply to sexual bodies and identities
02. Articulate a critically appraise the social and cultural systems impacting on well being as they apply to sex, sexuality and sexual health.
03. Create intersectionality mind maps as they relate to sexual bodies, identities and marginalisation.
04. Recommend theoretically sound, evidence based, multi-faceted approaches to addressing complex issues as they relate to sex, sexuality and sexual health.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 17 - 17
One 2.00 days 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 hours 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


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written assessment in the form of critique. (~2000 words)Essay will critically explore in-depth an issue related to the subject content.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Written assessment presenting critique, mind map and recommended course of action. (~3000 words)Essay will critically explore in-depth an issue related to the subject content.

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4