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 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

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: PCPH
Module Code: 3001
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Wendy Norton


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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