This 20 credit module, studied at degree or masters level, focuses on the principles and issues involved in delivering contraceptive services to women within the community setting. This includes comprehensive coverage of managing fertility and incorporates key competences to be gained in practice.
The module tutors will use a blended teaching approach utilising lectures, small group discussion, peer teaching, case studies, demonstrations, video, patient narrative and role play.
Level 6 – degree/Level 7 – masters
Course details – HEAD306 (degree)
On completion of the module you will be able to:
- Apply in depth knowledge of the physiology, psychological, sociological and cultural aspects which may influence the care of this client group.
- Demonstrate understanding of the legal, ethical and professional framework for delivery of reproductive health services.
- Act autonomously in practice with minimal supervision in designated role, within agreed local guidelines.
- Reflect on the range of normal expressions of human sexuality and the supportive role of practitioners.
- Assist clients in choice of appropriate contraception and demonstrate effective teaching to enable safe, effective use.
- Consider and respond to the requirements of clients with specific needs.
- Demonstrate proficiency in knowledge of contraceptive methods, contra-indications, side effects and safe use.
- Understand the menopause and available treatments.
- Have knowledge of availability of local care provision for reproductive health.
- Demonstrate self-awareness and sensitivity towards sexuality and sexual behaviour, personal health beliefs and cultural aspects which may influence care of the client.
Course details – APP763 (masters)
On completion of the module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the physiology of reproduction to work with and advise clients at all stages of their reproductive life.
- Critically appraise and evaluate the legal, ethical and professional framework for delivery of reproductive and/or sexual health care.
- Act autonomously in practice with minimal supervision in the designated role, within agreed local guidelines.
- Critically reflect on the range of normal expressions of human sexuality and the supportive role of practitioners.
- Discuss and critically evaluate appropriate contraception and demonstrate effective teaching to enable safe, effective use with clients.
- Consider and respond to the requirements of clients with specific needs using an evidence-based/person-centred approach.
The assessment for this module is in three parts:
- a written assignment
- a reflective log
- an assessment of clinical competence.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit)
12, 19, 26 January, 2, 9 February and 16 March 2022.
The university is following government guidelines on COVID 19 and there is a possibility that some modules may require online delivery. We will keep you informed of any decisions regarding this.
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.
Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
- application forms
- change of name forms
- pre-course information
- downloadable guides
- student card.
Visit our admissions homepage for full details.
Module teaching team
This module focuses on the core principles and issues involved in delivering contraceptive services to women within the community setting. This includes comprehensive coverage of sexual health and incorporates key competences to be gained in practice.
Additional input will be provided by local specialist clinicians as and when appropriate.
Andrea Stebbings - Module lead
To be eligible for the module you must be:
- a registered health professional either with the Nursing and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professions Council in possession of previous study at level 5 or a foundation degree.
- currently in clinical practice with access to a suitably qualified mentor. Ideally, your mentor should be a GP, senior nurse colleague who is contraception and sexual health trained and who currently practises in this area of care.
Please see our professional development module fees page.
For further information regarding this module, please contact:
Professional Development Unit
Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
Prospective student enquiries: email@example.com
Phone: +44 (0)1752 586951
Current student enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +44 (0)1752 586958
The module lead is Andrea Stebbings.