RESEARCH IN SEX, SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL HEALTH

SHS4SR

2020

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). 

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 review knowledge of histories and discourses as they apply to sex research and sexuality studies.

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

02. Critically analyse issues relating to ethical conduct of sex research and sexuality studies.

Activities:
2 x 4hr online modules using a mix of recording lectures, videos, and pedagogical activities (e.g., discussion boards) 2 x 5hrs of relevant readings to supplement online modules 0.5 day face-to-face facilitated seminar to synthesis learnings

03. Justify practical solutions to improve sexual health and wellbeing that consider historical and ethical contexts

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

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.

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."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Nine 9.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 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*
Literature review (2000 words)A critical review and synthesis of the research literature on a sex-related topic.40 01, 02
Written assessment (3000 words)Presenting critically designed sexual health promotion intervention/program/policy based on research.60 01, 02, 03, 04