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DFM3008 - Men's sexual and reproductive health

4 points, SCA Band 3, 0.0833333 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Sanjiva Wijesinha


Clayton First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)


The aim of this unit is to equip general practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently deal with sexual and reproductive health problems in their patients. The content of the unit will cover: androgens; male infertility; erectile dysfunction; testicular tumours and prostate disease.

The Department of General Practice acknowledges Andrology Australia, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, for its financial commitment to the initial development of this module.


On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. appreciate the major issues in male reproductive health today;
  2. understand the physiology of the male reproductive system, demonstrate confidence in dealing with issues of infertility;
  3. demonstrate confidence in dealing with erectile dysfunction;
  4. be familiar with recent advances in diagnosing and managing prostate disease;
  5. be familiar with recent advances in diagnosing and managing prostate disease;
  6. be familiar with diagnosing, managing and preventing testicular tumors and develop skills in conducting a clinical audit;
  1. gain an understanding of the potential of audits to improve clinical practice.


Essay (25%) Audit (50%) Journal (25%)

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