Principles of reproductive health care over the life cycle in different settings (e.g. adults, adolescents, travellers, MSM, early pregnancy). Topics include: STIs, epidemiology, screening, prevention and treatment, contraception, sexual abuse, legislation and ethics.
Sexual and reproductive health incorporates many aspects of core primary care professional practice, especially for younger people, vulnerable populations and other groups with particular needs. This paper extends and updates approaches, knowledge and skills for experienced primary care professionals, especially nurses and doctors, but all primary health care professionals who work directly with clients/patients will find it valuable.
|Paper title||Sexual and Reproductive Health|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,746.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- GENX 702
- Limited to
- PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- Includes residential period/s.
- Suitable to health professionals from a range of disciplines.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
- More information link
- View further information on Postgraduate Study in Primary Health Care
- Teaching staff
- Convenors: Associate Professor Sue Pullon and Dr Pauline Horrill
- Teaching Arrangements
- One compulsory residential conference in Wellington. Other teaching done via Blackboard
and online videoconferencing.
- Paper Structure
- Elective paper for the Postgraduate
Certificate in Primary Health Care (PGCertPHC).
Elective paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDipPHC).
May also be appropriate as an elective paper for other qualifications on request.
The paper covers:
- Principles of sexual and reproductive health
- Sexually transmitted infections - epidemiology, diagnosis and management
- Contraception and first trimester pregnancy care, including approaches, options, prenatal diagnosis, contraceptive efficacy and appropriate prescribing
- Needs of particular populations, including men, MSM, pregnant women, adolescents, sex workers, refugees and migrants and international travellers
- All resources available either via Blackboard or other online resources.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Information
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Please also refer to the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice Graduate Profile.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate in-depth understanding of the central concepts and current areas of debate relevant to the provision of sexual and reproductive health care primary health care in New Zealand.