This course will introduce you to psychosocial development. Depending on your professional expertise, your studies will focus on one of three streams: counselling, education or research. These streams are embedded within the core units you will take.
In the counselling stream you will study a variety of counselling models and therapeutic tools as they relate to various areas of sexology. You’ll explore a range of sexological topics including common sexual issues, difficulties and dysfunctions and their treatments in the context of various populations. Ethics in sexology are also highly prioritised. You will also undertake a supervised placement where you will take psychosocial sexual histories, set counselling goals, and implement and evaluate counselling programs.
In the education stream you will explore different models of sexuality education, addressing social concerns and attitudes. You will consider age and culturally appropriate strategies when designing an integrated teaching program.
Australian & NZ Students
A bachelor degree in a professional health field, social work or welfare studies, psychology, theology, education, biological sciences or behavioural sciences, including sociology or anthropology.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Sexology
Foundations of Sexology
Foundations of Public Health
Sexology Attitudes and Values
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Introduction to Forensic Sexology
Health Research Methods
Culture and Contemporary Sexology
Our graduates have established careers in the fields of sex therapy, sex education and consultancy, child and elder protection, sexual health policy development, human rights, disability, cyber-safety training, health promotion, youth work, academia, medical management, risk management, forensic assessment, sexual research and many others.
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