RESEARCH IN SEX, SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL HEALTH

SHS4SR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will become familiar with the interdisciplinary field of sex research and critical sexuality studies. You will 1) critically examine the history and discourses of sex research and sexuality studies, 2) analyse ethical issues unique to modern sex research and sexuality studies including methodology and human rights, 3) develop skills to evaluate sex research and sexuality studies to justify solutions in practice (e.g., education, therapy, program development, research development, etc.) and 4) argue for the use of sex research and sexuality studies to address health and human rights issues (e.g., normalizing diversity to address harmful stigma).

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 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 review knowledge of histories and discourses as they apply to sex research and sexuality studies.
02. Critically analyse issues relating to ethical conduct of sex research and sexuality studies.
03. Justify practical solutions to improve sexual health and wellbeing that consider historical and ethical contexts
04. Create grammatically correct, evidenced-based coherent and correctly referenced arguments for improving health and human rights as they apply to sex research and sexuality studies.

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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 d 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.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Nine 9.00 h scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 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*

Literature review (2000 words)A critical review and synthesis of the research literature on a sex-related topic.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2

Written assessment (3000 words)Presenting critically designed sexual health promotion intervention/program/policy based on research.

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4