Introduction to Contraception and sexual health

This degree level module is for nurses and allied health professionals wishing to increase their awareness and understanding of current contraception and sexual health issues.

The module will enable practitioners from a range of backgrounds to develop their knowledge and ability to provide general and opportunistic sexual health advice to their own patient / client group and signpost them to appropriate services.

This module explores the wide spectrum of sexual health care including: ethical, legal and professional perspectives, contraception and unplanned pregnancy; sexually transmitted infections and HIV; sexuality issues; sexual abuse and exploitation; as well as examining specific sexual and reproductive healthcare needs through the lifecycle.

Students will also examine the factors influencing individuals’ and communities’ sexual well-being, to enable them to develop strategies to meet the needs of clients in the own practice area.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with an appropriate Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) in health care
  • Minimum one year's post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess BSc (Hons) 2:2 degree award minimum
  • IELTS 6.5 in all criteria

Non Standard

  • Effective registration with an appropriate Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB)
  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess a BSc or 60 credits equivalent at level 6 which must include a Research module (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 6.5 in all criteria
  • Applicants who fall short of the above entry requirements may use the RPL mechanism to contribute towards the above criteria at the discretion of the Programme Leader

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: PCPH
Module Code: 5001
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Wendy Norton

wnorton@dmu.ac.uk

Semesters

Semester 1

Wednesday 9.00am – 1.00pm on the following dates:

  • 9th October 2019
  • 16th October 2019
  • 30th October 2019
  • 13th November 2019
  • 20th November 2019

 

 
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