Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health

Key information

Start date: 09 March 2022

Attendance dates:

March 2022: 09, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24


Distance learning / Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    6 (undergraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

This module will enable you to make an in-depth analysis of some of the contemporary issues affecting sexual and reproductive health, focusing on physiological, psychological, psychosocial, cultural, epidemiological and environmental factors affecting individual’s during their life span.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the current healthcare agenda and its impact on men and women’s health.
  • Demonstrate evidence based knowledge of contraception, sexually transmitted infections, blood borne viruses, gynaecology, sexuality and psycho-sexual issues.
  • Explore the role of the practitioner when providing healthcare to men and women within sexual and reproductive healthcare.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the needs of specific groups such as teenagers and other high risk or vulnerable groups.

Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Pre-pregnancy planning
  • Assisted conception
  • Early pregnancy complications
  • Men’s health and well-being
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Diagnosis, investigation and management of common gynaecological disorders, for example polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis
  • Urogynaecology
  • Current contraceptive choices
  • Female genital mutilation, labiaplasty
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Sexually acquired infection
  • Contemporary issues in childbearing
  • Young people and sex.

Learning and teaching methods

For the 2020/21 curriculum our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules may be delivered solely online or via a combination of face to face and online delivery, however for all programmes face to face contact time will be reduced, as per Government guidelines and to ensure the reduction of risk for all. Further information can be sought from the course leader (see below).

Usual learning and teaching methods include:

  • Key theoretical lectures
  • Class discussions and debate
  • Self-directed learning activities
  • E-learning.


An essay analysing an aspect of sexual and reproductive healthcare, specific to your own area of practice, from both a physical and psychological perspective. 

Word count:  2,500

Course leader

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Dr Ann Robinson

Senior Teaching Fellow in Integrated Care (Midwifery)

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 6
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form.

It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.

Send your completed application back to us at the address or email included on the form.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


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