Sexual Health in Clinical Contexts
Sexual Health Across Clinical Contexts (SHACC)3 builds on aspects of Sexual health care covered in SHACC 1 & 2 but can also be taken as an independent course at the Discovery Integration level.
The topic has a clinical focus, developing sexual health care knowledge and skills beyond core teachings. The areas covered will include:
- Clinical experience in specialised Sexual Health services or high case load general practice.
- In depth knowledge of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) and training in the administration of Implanon and IUDs
- Learning to be Early Medical Abortion (EMA) provider
- Gaining greater understanding of the impact of coercion and non-consensual sex
- Deepening knowledge of impacts of aging and sexual health
- Exploring Sexual health education
Dates and Times
All MD Discovery 3 topics will be held during a 4-week block to be determined based on topic selection and clinical school availability.
Teaching and Learning
The topic will involve 3 weeks of face-to-face learning and 1 week of clinical placement. Face to face learning will most likely be presented in Parkville and at one of the rural campuses. The clinical placements will be located in either urban or rural settings and effort will be made to have your placement approximate to your clinical school location. We will endeavour to place students at a clinic of interest or choice if possible.
Students who have not undertaken SHACC in either of the first two years of Discovery will be required to undertake prerequisite learning prior to commencing this topic (up to ten hours).