Contraception and Sexual Health Theory and Clinical Practice

This module is an opportunity for students to acquire the expertise and knowledge to become professionally confident and competent in giving advice and effective care to people of all ages regarding current contraceptive methods, sexual health issues and education for safer sexual health.

As part of this module, students are expected to gain specific competencies to develop their clinical ability to deliver contraceptive / sexual health services to their own client group. Therefore, students are required to undertake a clinical placement, within a specialist contraceptive and sexual health clinic. 

As a minimum of 12 clinical sessions must be completed, students are strongly advised to discuss this component of the module with their line manager, to ensure that sufficient time will be given to meet this requirement. 

Practice placements will be negotiated on your behalf by the module leader but places are limited. It is therefore essential that early application to the University is made, and all applicants contact the module leader PRIOR to applying, so clinical placements can be arranged in advance.  Please note that occasionally a contraceptive service may charge individual students for the 12 clinical placements sessions. This cost is payable directly to that service.

The module will cover the following subject areas:

  • Current range of contraceptive methods
  • Fertility Control
  • Legal, ethical and accountability issues in the clinical practice of contraception
  • Contraceptive and sexual health throughout the lifecycle
  • Meeting the contraceptive needs of different client groups

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

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3317
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Wendy Norton
T: 0116 201 3810


Semester 1:

This module runs once per academic year.

Sexual Health Briefing Day: 13.00 - 17.00, Tuesday 2 October 2018.

2018 Block Week of Theory: 09.00-16.00, on:

  • Monday 8 October 
  • Tuesday 9 October 
  • Wednesday 10 October 
  • Thursday 11 October 
  • Friday 12 October 

Additional theory 2018 sessions on:

  • Wednesday 31 October 9.00 - 16.00
  • Wednesday 14 November 9.00 - 16.00
  • Wednesday 28 November 9.00 - 13.00

This module includes an examination assessment which will occur in week 14 of the module.

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


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