|Critically analyze an aspect of women’s health care from both a physical and psychological perspective
|Enable the practitioner to analyze some of the physiological and psychological changes which occur during the life span of most women.
|On completing this module the practitioner will be able to:
Subject Knowledge and Understanding
• analyze the changing patterns of fertility throughout a woman's lifespan and discuss the scientific basis of these changes
• evaluate the role of the relevant female health screening services available and the role they play in health promotion
• critically examine the use of contraceptive methods and debate the effect of
• analyze the contemporary issues affecting childbirth and some of the choices facing women today
• discuss issues of altered body image and sexuality surrounding female surgery and following delivery
• analyse research relevant to sexual health and discuss how new information can be best disseminated to women
• analyse recent advances in caring for women during the reproductive life-span and discuss how they can best be introduced into the practice setting
• explore ‘best practice’ options with women during their reproductive life-span, especially those experiencing physical and / or psychological stress
• support women experiencing dilemmas with regard to decision making and when examining options for their care
• provide research based information for women considering health screening
• provide all women accessing health care with contemporary knowledge and support, suggesting referral to other professionals as necessary
Key / Transferable Skills
• facilitate an environment of care which enables women to express their needs in a safe and non-judgemental environment
• work across professional boundaries to provide effective care for women in all care settings
• work in partnership with women and facilitate choice in care options
• use current research to analyze and debate contemporary issues affecting women’s health
• Implement and support best practice initiatives in the workplace
Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Problems
Breast and Ovarian Screening
Women and HIV
Common Gynaecological Problems
Female Continence Issues
Current Contraceptive Choices
Female Genital Mutilation
Violence towards Women
Termination of Pregnancy
Sexually Acquired Infection
Contemporary Issues in Childbearing
Young People and Sex
Menopause and HRT
|Methods of Teaching/Learning
|Taught 60 Hours
Work Based Learning 40 Hours
Self Directed Learning 100 Hours
|Students will be guided on relevant reading according to their chosen area of study. Recommended texts are as follows:
Adler, M.W., Cowan, F., French, P., Mitchell, H., Richens, J. (2005) Sexually Transmitted Infections, 5th Edition, BMJ Publishing, London.
Andrews G (Ed) (2005) Women’s Sexual Health 3rd Edition Balliere Tindall, London.
Bekaert S (2004) Adolescents and Sex: The Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, London.
Belfield, T., Carter, Y., Matthews, P. (2006) The Handbook of Sexual Health in Primary Care, 2nd Revised Edition, Family Planning Association, London.
Clayton SG, Monga A (Ed), Baker P (Ed) (2006) Gynaecology by Ten Teachers 18th edition, Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Davies, M., Webber, L., Overton, C. (2009) Infertility, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Everett S (2004) Handbook of Contraception and Reproductive Sexual Health 2nd Edition, Balliere Tindall, London.
Guillebaud J (2008) Contraception Your Questions Answered Churchill Livingstone, 4th Edition,
Haslam, J., Laycock, J. (Eds) (2008) Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain: Pelvic Organ Disorders, Springer-Verlag, London.
Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) (2009) Code of Practice 8th Edition HFEA, London.
Kohner N Henley A (2001) When a Baby Dies: The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Routledge, London.
Ledger., W.L., Seang, Lin Tan., Bahathig, A. (2010) The Fallopian Tube in Infertility and IVF Practice, Cambridge Medicine, Cambridge University Press, New York.
Lewis G. (2007) The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH) Saving Mothers Lives: Reviewing Maternal Deaths to Make Motherhood Safer 2003-2005 The Seventh Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK, CEMACH, London.
Marieb EN., Hoehn, K. (2009) Human Anatomy & Physiology, 8th Edition, Pearson Education, London.
McVeigh, E., Homburg, R., Guillebaud, J., (2008) Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine and Family Planning, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Nisker, J., Baylis, F., Karpin, I., McLeod C., Mykitiuk R. (Eds) (2010) The Healthy Embryo. Social, Biomedical, Legal and Philosophical Perspectives, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Pattman, R., Snow, M., Handy, P., Sankar, K.N., Elawad, B. (2005) Oxford Handbook of Genitourinary Medicine, HIV and AIDS, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Rees, M., Purdie, D.W., Hope, S. (2006) The Menopause What You Need To Know, 2nd Revised Edition, Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd., London.
Rees, M., Mander, T. (2004) Managing the Menopause without Oestrogen, Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd., London.
Rymer J and Fish A (2005) Gynaecology in Focus Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.
Sadler C, White J (2007) Women’s Health Open University Press, Oxford.
Wilkinson S. (2010) Choosing tomorrows children: the ethics of selective reproduction (issues in biomedical ethics), Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Zenilman J, Edwards A, Sherrard J (2007) Sexually Transmitted Infections 2nd Edition Health Press, London.
|29TH JULY 2010