IPHC 303 - Understand Sexual Hlth in Hlthcr SE

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Take 54 credits. (Required, Previous).
Credit Hours: Min: 3; Max:

Description: This course will analyze and synthesize information centering on a number of current sexual and reproductive health issues across the life span. This course is designed to build student's knowledge of sexual health terms and topics including HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), contraceptive methods and cultural perspectives of sexuality from birth through late adulthood. The course will also develop the student's knowledge and comfort in working with sexual minority populations (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Questioning) in healthcare settings. Students will come away from the course with a working knowledge of the terminology and history related to sexual health and sexual minority populations. Students will apply health promotion and disease prevention frameworks, and public health concepts, epidemiology, and environmental health issues specific to sexual minority populations in the community. Students will better understand how stigma influences patient behavior and quality of care, and ultimately the costs of negative health outcomes. Emphasis is placed on how the clinical and allied health community can support and better serve patients who identify as a sexual minority, through a better understanding of the health disparities among sexual minority populations.

No periods were set for this course