Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV: International Perspectives

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV: International Perspectives unit from OUA and Curtin University synthesises relevant epidemiological HIV and STI data from selected countries and communities. The unit examines HIV and STI disease prevention and treatment priorities within these locations, from a range of perspectives.

Core learning outcomes include the political and economic influences associated with the transmission of HIV and STI, responses to transmission, as well as the social, cultural and gender issues associated with transmission dynamics.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in International Health
  • Graduate Diploma in International Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Master of Public Health

Areas of study

In this Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV: International Perspectives unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Histories of STI and HIV
  • Biomedical features of STI and HIV
  • STI and HIV: global and regional situations and the burden of disease
  • Political and economic features of transmission
  • The socio-cultural context of transmission: sexuality, gender and religion
  • Institutional responses to STI and HIV
  • Current issues for programs and projects in the prevention, control and management of STI and HIV
  • Projects and the goals of prevention and care
  • STI and HIV in the 21st century

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in International Health, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in International Health, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Curtin University
  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

At the completion of this unit, graduates will be educated in the most current explanations for the nature and variation between HIV and STI epidemics throughout the world, as well as best practice in prevention and treatment plans.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV: International Perspectives from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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