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Theory of Contraception and Sexual Health

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NSA 3638: Level 6 without placements
NSA 4638: Level 7 without placements
September 2017
9 weeks via on campus learning
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This module aims to develop health care practitioners who are able to work sensitively with clients and are able to understand the issues and management of contraception and sexually transmitted infections. Completion of this module will give nurses a strong foundation of clinical and theoretical skills in contraception and sexual health.

Why study the Theory of Contraception and Sexual Health module at Middlesex University?

This module will enable health care practitioners to contribute more effectively to the sexual health services and to evaluate the impact of sexual health policy and sexual health promotion strategies on service provision. On successful completion of this module nurses may continue and complete the clinical component within three years if desirable. Nurses that complete the module without clinical placements will be able to advise and support men and women but will not have the competence to work clinically in contraception and sexual health services. To gain clinical competence the clinical component would need to be successfully completed and assessed within 3 years.

What will you study on the Theory of Contraception and Sexual Health module?

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

How is the Theory of Contraception and Sexual Health module taught?

A range of strategies will be used to encourage personal development and reflection and discussion through, seminars and small groups. Teaching will be through blended learning which will entail online resources and online lectures, and face to face lectures and discussion groups involving critical incident analysis. The teaching and acquisition of clinical skills will take place in the practice setting as well as in the classroom.


  1. Examination containing multiple choice and short answer questions
  2. Additionally for level 7 examined clinical scenario addressing a complex contraceptive and sexual health issue

To apply for this module, please visit our CPD health practitioner page for an application form.


There will be one intake a year starting in September. This year's Induction Week will begin on September 25. The submission date is March 3 2017.

Term dates

Month Date Time Campus

Wednesday 4

Wednesday 11

Wednesday 18

Wednesday 25

9.00am - 4.00pm Hendon Campus

Wednesday 1

Wednesday 8

Wednesday 15

Wednesday 22

9.00am - 4.00pm Hendon Campus

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.

Other courses

Theory and Practice of Contraception and Sexual Health

Start: September 2017

Duration: 9 weeks part time via on campus learning, Plus 35 hours mentored placement

Code: NSA 3637: Level 6 with placements, NSA 4637: Level 7 with placements

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