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Theory and Practice of Contraception and Sexual Health

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NSA 3637: Level 6 with placements
NSA 4637: Level 7 with placements
September 2017
9 weeks part time via on campus learning
Plus 35 hours mentored placement
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Why study the Theory and Practice of Contraception and Sexual Health module at Middlesex University?

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. It 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. Nurses will be deemed to competent to work clinically in sexual health services.

What will you study on the Theory and Practice 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 and Practice 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
  3. Completion of Clinical Assessment Document following 35 hours mentored clinical practice in designated contraception and sexual health clinics

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 of Contraception and Sexual Health

Start: September 2017

Duration: 9 weeks via on campus learning

Code: NSA 3638: Level 6 without placements, NSA 4638: Level 7 without placements

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