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Theory of Contraception and Sexual Health

Module code NSA 3638 (Level 6)
NSA 4638 (Level 7)
Credits 15
Start date 23 September 2020
Fees £60/credit
Module leader Sophie Molloy


This module has been designed for registered nurses wanting to further develop their clinical and theoretical skills and effectively contribute to the sexual health services. You will learn to evaluate the impact of sexual health policy and sexual health promotion strategies on service provision. You will develop your skills in working sensitively with clients and understanding the issues and management of contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Upon completion, you will be deemed competent to advise on sexual health and contraception but will not have the competence to work clinically in contraception and sexual health services.

Teaching dates

Teaching will take place on our Hendon campus, London, over 8 study days:

  • Wednesday 23 September - induction day
  • Wednesday 7 October
  • Wednesday 14 October
  • Wednesday 21 October
  • Wednesday 28 October
  • Wednesday 4 November
  • Wednesday 11 November
  • Wednesday 18 November
  • Wednesday 25 November
  • Exam date: January 2021
  • Resit exam: May 2021
  • Clinical assessment document submission: 20 May 2021

Course content

This module will cover the following areas:

  • Anatomy and physiology of male and female reproductive system
  • Assessment of men and women accessing contraceptive and sexual health services
  • Contraceptive methods their counselling and management
  • Testing, diagnosis, treatment and management of sexually transmitted infections
  • Current clinical and evidence based guidelines and the cultural and psychological effect of sexual health
  • Diverse client groups their needs and care
  • Legal, ethical, professional dilemmas in contraceptive care


You will be taught via a variety of methods including case studies, presentations, seminars and quizzes.


Assessment takes the form of an exam (Level 6: 1.5 hours / Level 7: 2 hours) consisting of a combination of multiple choice, short answers and case studies.

Fees and funding

The fees* below refer to the 2020/21 academic year unless otherwise stated.

£60 per credit.
£900 for 15 credits (Theory only)
£1,800 for 30 credits (Theory and Practice)

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.

There are several funding options available:

  • receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • paying your own fees
  • sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

How to apply

To apply for this module please complete the Nursing CPD application form.

For NSA 3637/4637 ONLY
Please download and complete the Clinical placement agreement form and submit this with your application. Both forms need to be completed and submitted together.

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