Professional/Short course Promoting Sexual Health in Practice

Entry year
2023/24
Course code
UZVSQA203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Health and Social Sciences
Campus
Glenside
Duration
Over nine months
Delivery
Blended (online/practical sessions)
Course Director
Hettie Lean

20 credit level 6 and level 7 module

Page last updated 11 October 2022

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

The aim of this 20 credit Promoting Sexual Health in Practice module (available at level 6 and level 7 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, e.g. primary care/general practice; schools; community care settings; hospitals; prisons; youth centres; and as such is appropriate for nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, teachers, youth workers and health and social care staff.

View the Promoting Sexual Health in Practice flyer (PDF).

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

At level 6 (UZVSQA-20-3)

  • 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.

At level 7 (UZVSQA-20-3)

  • 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.

For information about part-funded places, please contact Hettie Lean ( Hettie.Lean@uwe.ac.uk).

Entry requirements

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

Note: The minimum level of study is level 6 (undergraduate level); applicants would need to have studied up to this level before applying.

Careers / Further study

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

Our modules can contribute towards a BSc/MSc qualification.

Structure

Content

Topics covered will typically 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

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will be delivered over five consecutive days by specialist nurses on the topics of contraception and sexual health, and includes speakers who are experts in their field.

Scheduled learning
Approximately 40 hours which includes lectures, technology enhanced learning materials, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Independent learning
Approximately 160 hours which includes hours engaged with essential reading, preparation prior to study days and project planning and completion.

Upon susccesful completion of the module, 20 credits at either level 3 or level M will be awarded.

Study time

200 contact hours.

Assessment

This module will be assessed through a written project of 3,000 words in which you are required to examine and analyse sexual health practice.

Features

Study facilities

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Part-sponsored fees are available, please contact the Module Leader, Hettie Lean (Hettie.Lean@uwe.ac.uk), for further details.

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

Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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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