units

MCM5601

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of General Practice

Coordinator(s)

Professor Danielle Mazza

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

This unit addresses aspects of women's sexual and reproductive health commonly encountered in the general practice setting. It will consider the particular way that women's sexual and reproductive health issues present in the general practice context, current controversies in women's sexual and reproductive health, current evidence and guidelines pertinent to investigation and management of womens sexual and reproductive health issues and consideration of the women's medical issues in a psychosocial context.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the psychosocial context of women's lives and apply this analysis to women's sexual and reproductive health
  2. Develop a systematic and evidence based approach to the diagnosis and management of women's sexual and reproductive health issues which commonly present in the general practice setting
  3. Evaluate those factors contributing to the prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and based on best available evidence formulate an appropriate response that addresses these issues in the general practice setting
  4. Develop a systematic and evidence based approach to contraceptive counselling and counselling for unplanned pregnancy and sexual problems
  5. Critically appraise the evidence concerning hormone replacement therapy and screening for cervical, breast and ovarian cancer
  6. Evaluate the health outcomes of violence against women and formulate appropriate responses in the general practice setting based on best available practice evidence.

Assessment

Case study examining the psychosocial context of women's lives and the impact of this on women's sexual and reproductive health (2,000 words) (25%)
Online activities (for example reflections on readings and current practice, development of patient information sheets, quizzes related to the clinical areas covered by the unit (Amounting to a total of 6,000 words) (50%)
Audit of current practice in one of the areas of contraception, screening or menopause (2,000 words) (25%)

Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Available to postgraduate students only.