SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN DIABETES

Course code MEDI6260Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This is a distance-learning course designed for medical practitioners involved in the care of diabetic people experiencing sexual difficulties as a consequence of their disease. It will provide candidates with an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction in diabetic men and women and will examine the various diagnostic and management approaches that are available. The psychological distress and anxiety experienced by patients with these conditions will also be discussed and a range of counselling strategies explored.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. To gain knowledge and understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction in diabetes.
2. To gain knowledge of the appropriate investigation and management of sexual difficulties in diabetes.
3. To gain knowledge and understanding of the psychological distress experienced by diabetic men and women with sexual difficulties.
4. To gain knowledge of the various counselling strategies for sexual dysfunction among diabetic patients.
ContentPathophysiology of sexual dysfunction in diabetes.
The prevalence of sexual dysfunction in diabetes.
Investigation, diagnosis and management of sexual dysfunction in diabetes.
The psychological burden of sexual dysfunction for diabetic patients.
Counselling strategies for patients with sexual dysfunction.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge equivalent to that gained in an MBBS degree and from the course, Introduction to Diabetes Care, will be assumed. Participants must be medical practitioners working in the area of diabetes care.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesAssessment will be responses to questions posed in relation to paper-based clinical problems, learning issues and practice tasks
Contact HoursProblem Based Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Care or Master of Diabetes Care programs.