National University




COH319 Human Sexuality

Course Description

An exploration of the biological, psychological and sociological aspects of human sexuality. Development of a personal sexual philosophy, informed personal choice, awareness, tolerance and respect for sexual diversity. Critical analysis of research, information and public policy regarding sexuality.

Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate the structures and functions of the human reproductive systems
  • Examine human sexual development from fetal life through old age including gender identity development and sexual orientation
  • Contrast healthy human sexual relationships and behaviors with sexual problems,disorders and interpersonal abuse
  • Compare contemporary methods to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmissable infections
  • Distinguish the stages of fetal development, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Examine the history of policy and regulation to control sexuality including pornography, prostitution, sexual assault and marriage
  • Evaluate a contemporary public health issue related to sexuality
  • Appraise their own sexual health throughout their lifespan.