Professional/Short course Integrated Practice for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
9+ months
Online/Practical sessions
Course Director
Hettie Lean

20 credit level 6 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


For further information about part-funded places and to explore suitability to undertake this module, please contact Module Leader,

The aim of this 20 credit Integrated Practice for Sexual and Reproductive Health module is to facilitate nurses to achieve the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH); a nationally recognised accreditation for competence in contraception and sexual health and will be underpinned with theoretical and practical knowledge providing an academic component.

View the Integrated Practice for Sexual and Reproductive Health flyer (PDF).

Entry requirements

You must be a first level nurse, recorded on the first part of the NMC register, a registered midwife or Allied Health Professional. Clinical competencies need to be achieved within the practice environment with support from identified sexual health nurse or doctor mentors and Faculty Registered Trainers

Careers / Further study

We offer a project module, Promoting Sexual Health in Practice (UZVSQA-20-3) which is not competency assessed, and therefore not requiring a clinical placement.

Our modules can contribute towards a BSc/MSc qualification.



The syllabus content of this level 6 (undergraduate level) module includes:

  • evidence base of sexual health, for example, reducing unintended pregnancy
  • advocacy and empowerment of service users making choices
  • management of ill health to include assessing, planning and evaluating practice
  • holistic assessment of clients' physical, social and psychological needs
  • safeguarding; children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • promotion of sexual health
  • promoting healthy relationships
  • contraceptive needs of service users
  • sexually transmitted infections: impact and transmission
  • participate in integrated sexual health delivery
  • reflection on learning and professional development through the use of reflective frameworks

On successful completion of this Integrated Practice for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare module, you will be able to:

  • discuss and appraise current policy, professional and clinical standards and broader public health priorities in relation to integrated sexual health delivery
  • collaborate effectively across the multi-disciplinary team to address clients' sexual health needs, utilising care pathways and evidence based practice
  • demonstrate professional accountability and governance for clinical decision making acknowledging ethical and legal factors which influence working practices in sexual health and safeguarding
  • demonstrate clinical competence in delivering a range of integrated sexual health practices
  • analyse opportunities, challenges, or limitations within professional practice

Learning and Teaching

Clinical competencies need to be achieved within the practice environment supported by mentors and Faculty Registered Trainers. Individual and academic support is provided by the University's Practice Educators.

This module uses a variety of teaching and learning strategies and includes the following:

  • Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare e-learning package and use of an e-portfolio
  • Seminar days
  • Clinical learning in practice

Scheduled learning (approximately 60 hours) includes e-learning, tutorials, demonstration, masterclass and seminars and learning in practice.

Independent learning (approximately 40 hours) includes hours engaged with essential reading and completion of an e-portfolio.

Learning in practice (approximately 100 hours)

Study time

200 hours to include a combination of scheduled, independent and learning in practice.


  • Element 1: Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) Online Theory Assessment (OTA). Assessment duration 60 minutes. In order to pass this element, you are required to engage with and complete the e-learning requirements specified by the FSRH.
  • Element 2: Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) Assessment Half Day. This involves a combination of oral, written and practical assessments to demonstrate application of knowledge to practice.This is assessed by Faculty registered trainers under controlled conditions.
  • Element 3: FSRH Clinical Experience and Assessment (evidenced in the students' independent learning portfolios (ILP). Preparation and support for this element of assessment will be provided by a practice supervisor in clinical practice and a Faculty Registered Trainer.
  • A 1,500 word reflective assignment focusing on learning and professional development.


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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Part-funded places are available. Please contact the Module Leader, Hettie Lean (, for further details.

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How to apply

How to apply

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You will need to download and complete the Entry Requirements form below. Once this is completed, please upload it onto your CPD Portal. This form will be used to inform the Module Leader of your suitability for the module. Your application will not be processed until this form has been received.

Entry requirements form (DOCX)

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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