About this program

This Graduate Certificate program is an EXIT POINT ONLY from the Sexual Health strand in the 5568 Master of Health Practice and 5569 Master of Health Practice with Honours programs.

From Semester 1-2013, the Sexual Health strand in the 5568 Master of Health Practice and 5569 Master of Health Practice with Honours programs will be available to continuing students only.

This program encourages you to develop an awareness of sexual health-related issues, such as sexually transmissible infections, HIV/AIDS, and sexuality, as an integral part of wellbeing and health service delivery. It takes into account the current local, national and international trends of postgraduate studies and aims to develop competence and knowledge in the core skills of the specialty area of sexual health.

While this program is designed for a multidisciplinary cohort of students including nursing, medical and allied health personnel, it is also structured to address the core competencies required for nurses to practise clinically in this specialty area via the specialty course, Sexual Health Practice. This specialty course has restricted access to registered nurses practising in Queensland and is currently the only approved education course that prepares nurses to gain Sexual Health Program Authorisation under the Drug Therapy Protocol, Sexual and Reproductive Health (DTP, SRH) program. This is the only course in the program that has restricted access.

Note. After completion of the four specialist sexual health courses (40 credit points), you can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health. If you wish to complete the honours component, you must first complete the 80 credit point Masters program.

This program belongs to a suite of postgraduate programs.

Program code Program title Campus Semester intake
3072 Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control Logan Exit point only
3195 Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Gold Coast Exit point only
3196 Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Nathan Exit point only
3106 Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health (this program) Logan Exit point only
5568 Master of Health Practice Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan Semester 1, Semester 2
5569 Master of Health Practice with Honours Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan Semester 1, Semester 2

Note: Progression through this postgraduate suite is dependent upon admission requirements.