Sexuality Issues of Women with Disabilities - PDC61662




4 hours

Sexuality issues are regularly disregarded by professionals when people present with disabling physical and neurological conditions. Increasing recognition in many fields of health regarding the legitimacy and extent to which sexuality is a concern in different areas of service provision has led to a demand to discuss women’s disabilities and the inevitable effects on their sexual responsiveness. This online Short Course will provide practice considerations when working with women with disabilities to provide effective support to clients and their relatives The course will also provide guidance on how to address sexuality issues in a respectful manner and not shy away from discussing people with disabilities’ vulnerability to sexual violence. Human rights principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect along with promoting the rights of clients are examined. 

The fee for this short course will be $90.00.

Standard Course Structure


4 hours

  1. Understand  the conceptualisation of ‘disability’
  2. Identify overt and covert discrimination in relation to sexuality
  3. Describe different facets of sexual coercion
  4. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of classification systems
  5. Identify barriers to help-seeking
  6. Describe the elements of the treatment model ‘disability-affirmative therapy’.


Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 4 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

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