Professional course Integrated Practice for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
20 credit level 3 module
Page last updated 28 June 2021
For further information and to explore suitability to undertake this module, please contact Module Leader, Hettie.Lean@uwe.ac.uk
The aim of the 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.
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
Our modules can contribute towards a BSc/MSc qualification.
Core content of the 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:
- Appraise current policy, professional and clinical standards and broader public health priorities in relation to integrated sexual health delivery.
- Discuss and analyse integrated sexual health practices to meet the holistic needs of service users.
- Collaborate effectively across the multi-disciplinary team to address clients' sexual health needs, utilising care pathways and evidence based practice.
- Evaluate and integrate current evidence based interventions to inform and improve sexual health practice.
- Access and utilise a range of quality assurance tools to underpin practice.
- Demonstrate professional accountability and governance for clinical decision making.
- Demonstrate clinical competence in delivering a range of integrated sexual health practices.
- Analyse opportunities, challenges, or limitations within professional practice.
- Appraise ethical and legal factors which influence working practices.
Teaching will include six study days, divided into the following:
- one introductory study day and preparation for the module
- seminars (approximately 5 morning sessions)
- two days protected study time to complete e-learning modules and the DFSRH Online Theory Assessment
- one day to complete the 'Assessment Half Day'.
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)
200 hours to include a combination of scheduled, independent and learning in practice.
There are two components of assessment:
Component A comprises of three elements:
- Element 1: Electronic knowledge assessment (e-KA) of sexual and reproductive healthcare (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). 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 (e-portfolio). Preparation and support for this element of assessment will be provided by a mentor in clinical practice and a Faculty Registered Trainer.
Component B comprises one element.
- A 1,500 word reflective account of learning. You will be required to reflect on your learning and professional development through the use of a reflective framework.
How to apply
How to apply
You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme.
Part-funded places are available. Please contact the Module Leader, Hettie Lean (Hettie.Lean@uwe.ac.uk), for further details.