This course builds on the knowledge and skills you gained in the graduate certificate and progresses to the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality and various research methods.
You’ll have access to the same range of units as the graduate certificate, allowing you to review different attitudes and values, and learn about sexual and reproductive public health issues, forensic sexology, and sexology from various cultural perspectives. However, since you’ll be required to study more units, you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of human sexuality.
You will also learn about health research methods, to build your capabilities in data analysis, reporting techniques and ethical considerations when researching.
After successfully completing this course, you may enrol in the master degree.
Note: media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course information.
What jobs can the Graduate Diploma in Sexology lead to?
- Sex therapy
- Human rights
- Health promotion
- Youth work
- Allied health
What you'll learn
- apply sexological and relevant public health knowledge to protect, maintain and restore the health of communities
- interpret and critically analyse topics and issues relevant to sexology; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote healthy human sexuality
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to the practice of sexology; demonstrate skills in ethical reasoning
- communicate with professionals and community members to promote sexology using effective written and oral communication, and disseminate sexological research to academic and professional audiences
- effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate; collect and manage information ethically and effectively
- demonstrate ability in interdependent and self-directed learning and professional development in the field of sexology
- recognise and apply international perspectives and principles to sexology
- demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
- work professionally and ethically across a range of settings; demonstrate an advanced level of independence and leadership