Family planning and women’s health in primary care (degree level)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module 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.

Module code

HEAD306

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Location

Exeter

Course details

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.

Assessment

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)

Module dates

The module dates are to be confirmed.

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.

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

Entry requirements

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.

Funding and fees

Fees

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. Please contact your trust’s education coordinator in the first instance. If you work in the private, independent or voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you accordingly.