Professional course

Promoting Sexual Health in Practice

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level (UZVSJC-20-M) module

About this course

Course code:
UZVSQA203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Health and Social Sciences
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Hettie Lean
Key fact:
For information about HESW funded places please contact Hettie.Lean@uwe.ac.uk.

Page last updated 10 October 2016

Introduction

The aim of the Promoting Sexual Health in Practice module (level 3 and Master's level UZVSJC-20-M) is to develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that contribute to good sexual health.

This course takes a broad approach drawing on a range of disciplines including: Social sciences, clinical nursing, medicine and public health.

It is particularly suitable if you wish to gain an introduction to sexual health and confidence in promoting sexual health awareness in a range of settings.

Entry requirements

Must be working in an appropriate environment to meet the learning outcomes.

Careers / Further study

There is an additional module in sexual health available for nurses working in an appropriate setting:

  • Integrated Practice for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NDFSRH) UZVRVC-20-3

Our modules can contribute towards a:

  • BSc/MSc qualification

Structure

Content

Topics covered will include:

  • Public health perspectives of sexual health
  • Understanding values and attitudes that influence sexual health
  • Questions to help raise and address sexual health issues
  • Broad overview of screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Contraception methods and rationale for use
  • The legal and practical aspects of young people and sexual health
  • Broad overview of sexual difficulty, assault, intimate partner violence and female genital mutilation
  • Medico/legal aspects of sexual health

On successful completion of the Promoting Sexual Health in Practice level 3 (UZVSQA-20-3) module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sexual health, current policy and local priorities for practice.
  • Discuss the factors that can potentially impact upon an individual's sexual health and wellbeing.
  • Evaluate the impact of personal attitudes and beliefs regarding human sexuality and sexual behaviour upon the individual and their care, recognising the importance of self-awareness.
  • Using a process of reflection, analyse current practice to inform the delivery of an evidence based approach.
  • Evaluate interpersonal skills to effectively assess, deliver and respond to sexual health needs, including appropriate referral.
  • Appraise ethical and legal factors which influence practice issues when developing practice to promote sexual health.

Promoting Sexual Health in Practice Masters level module (UZVSJC-20-M):

  • Discuss and critically analyse sexual health practice, evaluate current policy and local priorities for service delivery.
  • Critically analyse the factors that can potentially impact upon an individual's sexual health and wellbeing.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of personal attitudes and beliefs regarding human sexuality and sexual behaviour upon the individual and their care, recognising the importance of self-awareness.
  • Using a process of reflection, interrogate current practice to inform and influence the delivery of an evidence based approach.
  • Scrutinise and evaluate interpersonal skills that inform the assessment and delivery of sexual health care.
  • Appraise ethical and legal factors which influence practice issues when developing practice to promote sexual health.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will be delivered over five days by specialist nurses in contraception and sexual health and includes speakers who are experts in their field.

Scheduled learning: (Approx. 40 hours) includes lectures; technology enhanced learning materials, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Independent learning: (Approx. 160 hours) includes hours engaged with essential reading, preparation prior to study days and project planning and completion.

Study time

200 contact hours.

Assessment

This module will be assessed through a written project of 3000 words in which you are required to examine and analyse sexual health practice.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

HESW funded places may be available.  Please contact Hettie.Lean@uwe.ac.uk for further details. 

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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