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This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. This course is aimed to support any registered practitioner to provide sexual health care and advice to clients whilst not working at a specialist sexual health practitioner level.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below. 

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here. 

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Book Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

 

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

This module aims to prepare primary care nurses to safely and competently deliver sexual health services, within professional, legal and governance frameworks in primary healthcare settings.

During the module, you will critically appraise current service provision to identify health priorities and opportunities to develop practice/service. You will also examine legal, ethical and professional implications that influence the sexual healthcare agenda.

The theoretical knowledge you will gain from the module will enable you to achieve clinical competency in the sexual health area.

  • What is sexual health and illness
  • Sexual health assessment and inequalities in the UK
  • Intervening using motivational interviewing/brief interventions
  • Legal, professional  and ethical considerations within sexual health provision
  • Contraceptive methods including LARC and Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy decision making
  • Common STIs screening including  blood-borne viruses, with  the associated aetiology and  management options for each infection
  • Sexual dysfunction and psycho-sexual issues
  • Sexuality, diversity and equality-LGBT and transgender patients
  • Safeguarding issues, under-26, CSE, sexual assault Female genital mutilation
  • National cervical screening training (if required) can be included  during the course at no additional cost

Teaching Dates:

Tuesday 19th January 2021 (Start Date)

Tuesday 16th February 2021

Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (if cervical screening training required)

Tuesday 16th March 2021

Tuesday 20th April 2021

 

 

 

Course Information

Award Type Level 6

Mode of Study
Part Time

Location
Coach Lane Campus

Start Tuesday 19th January 2021

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

Module lead Karen Elton has over 30 years’ experience in clinical and managerial roles and is an ex-specialist nurse practitioner in sexual health. Karen is supported by colleagues across the academic and clinical arena to deliver this module, ensuring contemporaneous evidence and practices throughout the module.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena. 

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

 

Teaching

This module is delivered using a blended learning approach via a comprehensive e-learning support package and four days in university for lectures/seminars. Delivery of classroom sessions will be enhanced by local specialists in the field leading the sessions enabling the students to obtain authentic teaching and learning opportunities. You will learn through a combination of seminars, lectures, blended learning, discussions and clinical placements.

Summative Assessment

Summative assessment for this module will comprise of two components;

Part One: You will be required to critically analyse and reflect upon the health needs of your practice population, and associated outcomes from quality performance indicators to identify opportunities for the development of sexual health services within a primary care setting

Part Two: will require you to demonstrate safe and effective practice through assessment of competence in your workplace, or placement area (if this is not possible in your own workplace).

 

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Completing this module will enable you to become a competent practitioner across the integrated spectrum of sexual health care provision. This will enable any nurse working outside of specialist sexual health services to provide a comprehensive service or signpost appropriately.

 

This course would suit Primary Care Nurses who wish to be able to deliver sexual health services.

You must be a registered primary care nurse and have previous evidence of level 5 study.

Level 6

1. Identify  the health needs of their  practice population, public health priorities and service provision

2. Critically analyse outcomes from quality performance indicators and identify opportunities for service development

3. Plan interventions to facilitate holistic care provision, including  addressing risk taking behaviours

4. Demonstrate clinical competence in meeting diverse sexual health needs, working within local and national governance frameworks at Levels 1 & 2

5. Appraise ethical, legal and professional implications that influence the sexual health care agenda

This is a funded CWD module, or self-funding is available.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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