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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is SiREN?

    SiREN is the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network. SiREN is a partnership between researchers, service providers and policymakers working to strengthen evidence-informed policy and practice in Western Australia. SiREN is based at Curtin University in the School of Population Health. Find out more:

  • Who are the SiREN Short Courses for?

    People working in Western Australia on sexual health and/or blood-borne virus programs interested in learning more about health promotion planning and evaluation. These courses will suit you if you are new to public health and to applying a health promotion lens to your work. Or you may be interested in refreshing your skills and knowledge in this area.

  • How much do the SiREN Short Courses cost?

    The SiREN Short Courses are free for people working in Western Australia on sexual health and/or blood-borne virus programs. The courses are a pilot project funded by the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program in the Western Australian Department of Health. If you are working outside of Western Australia please get in touch to discuss future opportunities to be involved: [email protected]

  • How long do the SiREN Short Courses take to complete?

    Each course contains a series of modules with videos, readings and activities enabling you to apply the concepts to a topic relevant to your work. Experienced staff will join you on your learning journey. To meet the learning outcomes, we suggest you plan to spend approximately 3-4 hours completing each course.

  • Do the SiREN Short Courses count as a formal qualification?

    Successful completion of the associated assessment for each course will provide you a Certificate of Completion. This is not a formal university qualification. However completion of four or more courses may be considered as credit towards course requirements in the Curtin University Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health (Practice). For more information please contact: [email protected]

  • How can I find out more information or give feedback?

    Access other evaluation and research support at or email us at: [email protected]