Sexual and Reproductive Health
Combining theory and practice with placements, this programme offers registered nurses and midwives the opportunity to study sexual and reproductive health theory and apply new knowledge and skills to clinical practice.
Candidates must be registered nurses or midwives on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register with two years’ post-registration experience.
Sexual health is a national priority in Scotland. Many traditional family planning and genito-urinary services have integrated in order to provide a holistic, one-stop-shop approach to care.
Clinical practice is integrated with the theoretical component of the programme and may be started after the first six days of theory. Health boards allocate clinical placements to students and clinic times vary depending on the health boards.
The focus is on working in partnership with clients to promote excellence in sexual and reproductive healthcare.
Two modules (60 SCQF L9) are taken together in one trimester:
Sexual and Reproductive Health (40 SCQF L9 credits) – explores contemporary issues in contraception, reproductive health, genitourinary medicine and public health.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Practice (20 SCQF L9 credits) – gives you the opportunity to apply theory learned Sexual and Reproductive Health to clinical practice within sexual and reproductive health clinics in health boards throughout the West of Scotland.
New knowledge and skills can be applied to sexual and reproductive healthcare practice in a variety of settings such as primary care, schools, gynaecology, midwifery, youth clinics, and specialist sexual health services. Successful completion of the programme may enhance employment opportunities in these areas of healthcare.
Students will undertake fifty hours clinical practice which must be completed by December. Clinical placements will be allocated to the student by the health board.