“Talking out loud”: Western Australian medical students’ views on a sexual health elective

Alison Creagh

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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This qualitative research used a phenomenological approach to examine the impact of a sexual health elective unit, offered to medical students at the University of Western Australia from 2007 to 2013. Ten semi structured interviews explored how the unit developed knowledge, skills and confidence in delivering sexual health care. Major themes were Becoming Open, Shifting Perspectives, Becoming Comfortable, and Translating to Practice. Participants' clinical practice improved in sexual health consultations and practising more patient-centred care. The most effective teaching strategies were provision of a safe environment, active facilitation, challenging students' perspectives, and providing opportunities to practise their skills
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 Oct 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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