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SFOK19002U Sexual Health and Public Health
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 9999-22-30-01
Enrollment deadline: 01/12/2021
Date and time07.02.2022, at: 00:00 - 27.05.2022, at: 16:00
Regular seats
ECTS credits10.00

Aim and content

Note: this is a master level course offered by the Department of Public Health. You can find the full course description here

The course will also be open to PhD students. PhD students should apply as external students in order to obtain a slot in the course: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/education/student-mobility/guest-students/

After completion of the course, PhD students can apply for approval of the course and reimbursement of the course fee after applicable rules for approval of external courses. Please find more information on the Graduate School's website

Sexual health is integral component of overall health involving not only the absence of disease but also physical and psychological well-being relating to sexuality. This course aims to acquaint students with the theoretical and empirical aspects of the study of sexual health, and their application to public health practice.

We will discuss:

Conceptual foundations of sexuality
Conceptual and theoretical aspects of sexual health
Sexual health outcomes: sexual function & dysfunctions across life course, sexually transmitted infections and sexual violence
Risk and vulnerability
Interventions to improve sexual health
Measuring and assessing sexual health status

Learning Outcome
After completing the course the student is expected to:

•Describe biological sex, gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, sexual health and its key components
•Describe who is most at risk of poor sexual health and why
•Understand the impact social influences on sexual behavior and health, and their implications
•Describe the impact of specific issues relating to the classification and measurement of sexual attitudes and behavior, including political, ethical and research issues.

•Critically analyze social influences on sexual behavior and health, and their implications
•Discuss on how public health practitioners, researchers and institutions should address sexual health issues
•Assess diverse public health interventions designed to improve sexual health

•Translate theoretical knowledge and principles of sexual health to public health educational intervention initiatives.
•Communicate the relevance of sexual health in public health contexts.

Teaching and learning methods
Class work will include student presentations, group work and plenum discussion of readings, with short lectures by the course leader.

Total: 275 hours

Feedback form
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)

Credit:10 ECTS ¨
Type of assessment:

Written assignment
The exam will be final research and educational intervention proposal project of 5-8 pages. Students will research a sexual health topic from a public health perspective and write a paper that proposes an educational intervention campaign/project to address the issue.

Extent of written assignments:
Students are obliged to disclose the number of characters of the submission of written assignments with maximum length. A standard page contains 2,400 characters including spaces. The individual pages can consist of fewer or more than 2,400 characters, but the total number of characters must not exceed 2,400 characters x max. number of pages. On the tasks and projects, which is a maximum length of the number of standard pages of 2,400 characters with spaces, the front page must contain an indication of number of characters in the assignment, excluding table of contents, abstract, tables, figures, bibliography and appendices, but including footnote or endnotes. It is allowed to attach attachments if it is agreed with the supervisor. Appendix, as a student wishes to be included in the overall assessment shall be identified and counted in the number of pages. If assignments exceed the permitted number of pages/characters, this must affect the assessment.

Management of receipts:
Any documents can be added at the end of the assignment file. For written take-home assignments, the student must be aware that in special cases might require appendices, such as audio files, central computer printouts, etc., if the examiner or co-examiner requires it. The student has an obligation to keep relevant material, until the assignment is assessed.

Group assignments:
Requirements for individualisation of written assignments means that the student must account for the students who have been the main responsibility for which section. This division must follow a meaningful division of the assignment, e.g. in sections and subsections. Up to 1/3 of the assignment may be prepared with collective responsibility, which obviously can include the introduction and conclusion. The division of responsibility is displayed on a separate page, which is included in the task, but does not count towards characters, so that the assignment of roles and responsibilities is a single file that can easily be submitted in digital exam.
Aid: All aids allowed
Marking scale: 7-point grading scale
Censorship form: No external censorship.More internal examiners

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