Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr S Wijesinha


This unit aims to acquaint family physicians with the latest information about andrological topics - and to make them confident and comfortable in dealing with patients who suffer from the many disorders of the male reproductive organs. The content of the unit will cover: androgens; male infertility; erectile dysfunction; benign prostate disease, prostate cancer, testicular tumours and sexually transmitted infections. 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.


By the end of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the major issues in male reproductive health today.
  2. Explain in detail the physiology of the male reproductive system,
  3. Demonstrate confidence in dealing with issues of infertility and erectile dysfunction.
  4. Discuss recent advances in diagnosing and managing prostate disease.
  5. Explain the issues of diagnosis, management and prevention of testicular tumors.
  6. Develop skills in conducting a clinical audit. Conduct a clinical audit.
  7. Recognise the potential of audits to improve clinical practice.


Journal activities (25%)
Essay (25%)
Audit part 1 and Audit part 2 (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr S Wijesinha