This topic offers a clinical and practical discovery in Sexual Health Care. The focus is on developing excellent communication skills - emphasizing flexibility in different contexts, the avoidance of assumptions and the reduction of stigma. Knowledge of STIs including screening, diagnosis, management and partner notification is the second key part of this topic. This topic would be suited to those with an interest in sexual health (across most fields of medicine and surgery) and those who want to further their communication skills.

Please note minimum quotas apply to this topic

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to take a sexual history by identifying key attributes and successfully incorporating appropriate language
  • Formulate questions that take into account health, emotional wellbeing, social contexts (rural/regional/urban) and stigma
  • Demonstrate an understanding of STIs Treatment and Management in Australian contexts
  • Apply understandings of society, cultural and contextual constraints on patient's access to Sexual Health Care