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STIs and Screening Interventions in Sexual Health

The UK has high rates of sexual ill-health; a concerted effort is needed to address issues relating to high risk sexual practices, poor access to sexual health advice and services, and inequalities in sexual healthcare and provision. 

This module is for nurses and allied health professionals from a range of backgrounds (for example general practice, sexual health, midwifery, gynaecology, prison nursing, school nursing) who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses. 

The module examines current evidence relating to the diagnosis, management and treatment of STIs, the importance of follow-up care and partner notification, as well as prevention strategies and health promotion messages to help to reduce transmission and address the broader public health agenda. 

You will also explore factors influencing individuals’ engagement with sexual health national screening programmes (e.g. breast, cervical, Chlamydia) to enable them to respond to different needs of different populations and contribute to the current national focus on improving the nation’s sexual well-being.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3369
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Wendy Norton
E: wnorton@dmu.ac.uk
T: 0116 201 3810

Semesters

Semester 1 2016

This module runs once per academic year.

Sexual Health Briefing Day 09.00 - 17.00 on Tuesday 4 October 2016. 

Then theory sessions every Tuesday afternoon.

  • 13.00 - 17.00 Tuesday 11 October
  • 13.00- 17.00 Tuesday 18 October
  • 13.00- 17.00 Tuesday 25 October
  • 13.00- 17.00 Tuesday 1 November
  • 13.00- 17.00 Tuesday 8 November
  • 13.00 - 17.00 Tuesday 15 November
  • 13.00- 17.00 Tuesday 22 November
  • 13.00- 17.00 Tuesday 29 November
  • 13.00- 17.00 Tuesday 6 December

Semester 2 2017

This module runs once per academic year

Theory sessions run 13.00-16.00 every Tuesday

  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 31 January
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 7 February
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 14 February
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 21 February
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 28 February
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 7 March
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 14 March
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 21 March
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 28 March
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 4 April
  • 13.00-16.00 Tuesday 25 April

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here

Fees

Learning Beyond Registration contract

 

 
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