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.
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
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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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.
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