Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health
(Due to run in the 2020/21 academic year)
Attendance dates:To be confirmed
- Module code
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.
On successful completion of the module, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of the social context in which sexuality and sexual health is experienced.
- Critically analyse evidence based knowledge of contraception, sexually transmitted infections, blood borne viruses, gynaecology, sexuality and psycho-sexual issues.
- Assess the role of the practitioner when providing healthcare to men and women within sexual and reproductive healthcare.
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the needs of specific groups such as teenagers and other high risk or vulnerable groups.
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
- 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
Learning and teaching methods include:
- Key theoretical lectures
- Class discussions and debate
- Self-directed learning activities
A case study analysing an aspect of sexual and reproductive healthcare, specific to your own area of practice, from both a physical and psychological perspective.
Word count: 3,000
Take a look at the module reading list.
- Ability to study at level 7
- 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.
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