Understanding Contraception and Sexual Health

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Distance learning

5 days

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 15 credits

Overview

Deepen your understanding of contraception and sexual health, including how sexuality and sexual health services are impacted by external factors. Consider the cultural, political, legal and ethical contexts of human sexuality and contraception. Enhance your ability to help people access services to make informed choices for themselves.

The course will develop your understanding of contraceptive and sexual health. It will be of interest if you’re in a role which involves providing information about contraception and sexual health; perhaps you work in health, social care or education.

You’ll explore all methods of contraception, gain an insight into sexually transmitted diseases and learn about the impact of sexuality on the individual, the family and wider society. You’ll consider contraception and sexual health care across the entire reproductive lifespan as well as thinking about access for those with disabilities. You’ll look at factors which influence human sexuality and the surrounding legal and ethical issues.

You’ll consider the cultural, political, legal and ethical contexts of human sexuality and contraception and enhance your ability to help people access services and make informed choices for themselves.

Course content

  • Contraceptive methods
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Human sexuality/sexual development
  • Legal & ethical issues (e.g. Fraser guidelines)
  • Psychosocial influences (eg drugs, alcohol, the media)
  • Cultural issues
  • Political issues
  • Sexuality, disability & special needs (local & national provision)
  • Access to services
  • Facilitating informed choice
  • Lifespan approach to contraception & sexual health (eg adolescents, perimenopause, menopause)

Assessment
You’ll submit a 3,000-word assignment, in which you’ll critically analyse an issue of your choice in relation to contraception and/or sexual health care practice.

Interested in this course but unable to commit to a module?
You can take the first two days as our Family Planning Appreciation workshop.

Who should attend?

Any professional involved in health, social care or education will find this module of interest, especially where your role involves providing information on contraception and sexual health.

Dates

The course will be delivered online.

October

10, 11, 12, 13, 14 October 2022

February

6, 7 8, 9, 10 February 2023

Interested in this course but unable to commit to a module?
You can take the first two days as our Family Planning Appreciation workshop.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Distance learning
Person using laptop

Study at a time that suits you, using our online learning management system.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

15 credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2022/23

£600

15 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2022/23

£608

Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Dr Susan Walker
susan.walker@aru.ac.uk

CPD admissions team
admissionscpd@aru.ac.uk

Entry requirements

To access this course, you will:

  • be a professional working in health, social care or education
  • have responsibility for providing education about contraception and sexual health

This module is at degree level and requires a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology.

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