This course provides specialist knowledge and skills in sexology. You will examine research on the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality, and study different research methods. Ethics in sexology are also highly prioritised.
You’ll study many of the same units as the graduate certificate and graduate diploma. You will develop a variety of intrapersonal, interpersonal and professional skills to support you work in sexology. This includes specific skills related to sexual health education and counselling. Common sexual issues and difficulties will also be addressed.
After studying these units, you will undertake a supervised placement (approximately 100 hours) where you can apply your learnings in a professional setting, as well as a capstone unit where you’ll work on an industry project such as a program plan, policy analysis or health impact assessment.
When you graduate, you’ll be conversant in the key aspects of sexology as a public health issue and be able to seamlessly integrate your learning into your professional discipline.
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 Master of Sexology (Professional) 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
- synthesise and evaluate available evidence to inform decision making in the pursuit of innovative solutions in sexological public health settings
- locate, extract, interpret and assess relevant information from a range of sources and use it to support academic debate about and practical solutions to sexological issues
- communicate effectively with community members to promote understanding of sexological issues and disseminate sexological research to academic and professional audiences
- embrace appropriate technologies to enhance the production and dissemination of sexological knowledge and practice
- demonstrate an advanced level of independent and self-directed learning to enhance individual and collective professional development in the field of sexology
- incorporate international best practice into sexological public health practice
- demonstrate respect for human sexual rights and cultural diversity in relation to sexual attitudes, values and practices
- work independently as a researcher and practitioner and function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary or community team; collect and manage information ethically and apply ethical reasoning to sexological issues and practice