Understanding Contraception and Sexual Health

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Blended learning

5 days

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 15 credits


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.

Full description

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.


The course will be delivered online, so is convenient for all.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 October 2021

7, 8, 9, 10, 11 February 2022

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?

Blended learning
Person using laptop

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

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Fees & funding

Course fees

15 Credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2021/22


15 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2021/22


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


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


Funding for CPD

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

Contact details

Dr Susan Walker

CPD admissions team

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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