MC-SXLGY v.2 Master of Sexology
Course CRICOS Code: 074567D
Registered full-time Duration: 2 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course provides individuals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexology. Graduates should have a comprehensive knowledge of recent research examining the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality. It is anticipated that on completion of the program, graduates will be able to integrate this specialisation into their professional discipline, and be conversant with the key aspects of sexology as a public health issue. Complementary study in research methods is included.
Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. which is affiliated to the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). Graduates may apply for professional membership to obtain a specialist title e.g. Psychosexual Therapist and/or Sexuality Educator, through Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. if they meet the criteria and after completion of supervision requirements. Requirements for such titles in other countries differ.
Sexology graduates have opportunities to established careers in the fields of psychosexual therapy, sexuality education and consultancy, child and elder protection, sexual health policy development, human rights, disability, cyber-safety training, sexual health promotion, youth work, academia, medical management, risk management, forensic assessment, sexual research and many others. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Society of Sexuality Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT), which is a member of the World Associastion for Sexual Health. The requirements for these titles in other countries differ.
Additional Course Expenses
Students are expected to purchase uniforms, a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. All costs of immunisations, screening and clearances required are the responsibility of the student. Cost of placements are the responsibility of the student.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a recognised bachelor degree in a related health profession, such as medical, social work or welfare studies, theology, education, health promotion, health sciences, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biological sciences or related disciplines. Applicant interviews will be conducted where required.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GC-SXLGY Graduate Certificate in Sexology; GD-SXLGY Graduate Diploma in Sexology
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
This course provides individuals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexology. This course uses a range of tuition patterns, including online and face-to-face teaching. Graduates are required to attend designated Block Teaching weeks held on the Curtin University campus, Bentley during semester. Media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply sexological and relevant public health knowledge to protect, maintain and restore the health of communities
2. synthesise and evaluate available evidence to inform decision making in the pursuit of innovative solutions in sexological public health settings
3. locate, extract, interpret and assess relevant information from a range of sources and use it to support academic debate about and practical solutions to sexological issues
4. communicate effectively with community members to promote understanding of sexological issues and disseminate sexological research to academic and professional audiences
5. embrace appropriate technologies to enhance the production and dissemination of sexological knowledge and practice
6. demonstrate an advanced level of independent and self-directed learning to enhance individual and collective professional development in the field of sexology
7. incorporate international best practice into sexological public health practice
8. demonstrate respect for human sexual rights and cultural diversity in relation to sexual attitudes, values and practices
9. work independently as a researcher and practitioner and function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary or community team; collect and manage information ethically and apply ethical reasoning to sexological issues and practice
Duration and Availability
The course is two years full-time study or four years' part-time equivalent. Some units within the course will be taught as a block intensive where students are required to attend a full week workshop. Online material will be used to support the week intensive and assessments will be due on dates throughout the semester as advised in the Unit Outline. Australian citizens and permanent residents may have the choice of full-time or part-time study. International students studying in Australia on a student visa are required to undertake a full-time internal study load. There are two intakes each year, February and July.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|SXLG6000||v.1||Sexology Attitudes and Values||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH6005||v.1||Foundations of Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|SXLG6006||v.1||Foundations of Sexology||4.0||25.0|
|SXLG6005||v.1||Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sexology||40.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|SXLG6003||v.1||Introduction to Forensic Sexology||4.0||25.0|
|SXLG6007||v.1||Culture and Contemporary Sexology||40.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HEAL6027||v.1 #||Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation||1.0||50.0|
|HEAL6028||v.2 ##||Health Sciences Research Project||8.0||50.0|
|MEDS7001||v.2||Qualitative Research in Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|SXLG6002||v.1||Sexology Challenges and Opportunities||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH6009||v.1||Public Health Practicum||4.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 2 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|HLPR6006||v.1||Politics and Power in Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH5001||v.1||Drugs Policy and Public Health||23.0||25.0|
|INDS5001||v.1||Introduction to Indigenous Australians||3.0||25.0|
|INCD5000||v.1||Social, Cultural and Historical Contexts of Indigenous Australians||3.0||25.0|
|HEAL5000||v.1||Principles of Health Planning and Evaluation||3.0||25.0|
|HEAL6004||v.1||Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV- International Perspectives||8.0||25.0|
|HEAL6029||v.1||Health Sciences Research Dissertation||16.0||50.0|
# Students who enrol in HEAL6027 Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation must also enrol in HEAL6029 Health Sciences Research Dissertation.
## Students who enrol in HEAL6028 Health Sciences Research Project also enrol in 2 Option Units chosen from the Options List provided.
* # Students who enrol in HEAL6028 Health Sciences Research Project also enrol in 2 optional units to be chosen from the option list provided
** * Students who enrol in HEAL6027 Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation must also enrol in HEAL6029 Health Sciences Research Disseratation
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