Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

300909 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Sexology


Course CRICOS Code: 032978K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides professionals with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of human sexuality. It also provides a comprehensive study of biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality based on recent research. Complementary studies in research methods are included.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A recognised degree in one of the health professions, social work or welfare studies, theology, education, behavioural sciences, including sociology, anthropology or biological sciences.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is generally offered part-time depending on number of students.

Course Organisation

Prospective applicants are advised that the program requires attendance at specified workshops and that media material of a sexually graphic nature is employed. The course is taught within the normal semester time. While all students are required to follow the specified course pattern, Sexology 651, 652 and 653 are streamed into counselling, education or research. Students are expected to enter the area of specialisation most suited to their professional expertise. However, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of human sexuality, students with a biological sciences background are given additional work in the behavioural sciences conversely, those with a behavioural sciences background are given additional work in the biological sciences.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
5947 v.8   Sexology 650 4.0 25.0
5949 v.8   Sexology 651 4.0 25.0
6953 v.3   Bioethics 550 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

5951 v.6   Sexology 652 4.0 25.0
5953 v.5   Sexology 653 4.0 25.0
6103 v.8   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 582 4.0 25.0
4712 v.3   Qualitative Methods in Health Research 582 4.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 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.

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