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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR3039
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: HADDOCK G Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
Assessment takes place of both theory and practice. The student must achieve a pass in both theory and practice to successfully pass the module.

The Practical component (50%) is assessed through a Portfolio of Evidence – see separate document.

Theoretical Assessment (50%) – Level 3 Word Limit 2,500

A mark of greater than 40% must be achieved in both elements to pass the module.

Case Study:

Analyse and critically evaluate the contraceptive and sexual health care given to a specific client. A systematic problem solving approach based on evidence should be used throughout the study.

The following criteria will be used as a guide to the marking of this assignment.

Evidence of:

• Application of knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology

• Analysis of the process of sexual health promotion as part of care delivery to include exploration of the communication and teaching skills used.

• Discussion of the value of fertility control, globally and nationally to the health of individuals, the family and the community

• Research based contraceptive knowledge to the selection and ongoing use of the clients chosen fertility control methods

• Knowledge and application to the case study of relevant medico legal, ethical and professional issues.

• Self awareness of and sensitivity to sexual, cultural and religious issues and their impact on care delivery

• Networking with colleagues and referral agencies

Module Overview
Module Aims
This module will enable first level practitioners to acquire the expertise and knowledge to become professionally competent and confident in giving advice and effective care to people of all ages on matters concerning fertility control, sexuality, health promotion and health screening.
Learning Outcomes

(P) = practice primary focus of learning outcome

On completion of this module the student should be able to:-

• Critically examine the importance of fertility and fertility control, globally and nationally, to the health of individuals, the family and the community

• Apply knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology to contraception and sexual health practice

• Review and evaluate the influence of international and national policies and their impact on local provision of sexual health care

• Understand the importance of clinical governance as part of quality service provision

• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant medico-legal, ethical and professional issues and critically apply to clinical practice.

• Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of all fertility control methods and competence in the clinical skills and critically analyse the processes required to provide contraceptive and sexual health care (P)

• Effectively facilitate learning in order to teach clients the use of their chosen contraceptive method (P)

• Promote positive sexual health care appropriate to the individual, the family and groups. (P)

• Examine and critically evaluate current research findings in the provision of sexual health care. (P)

• Effectively communicate with colleagues and members of other agencies and disciplines (P)

• Demonstrate self-awareness of, and sensitivity to, various aspects of sexuality, diverse belief systems and cultural expectations of individuals and groups. (P)

Module Content
The academic content of the module focuses on introducing students to the specialist knowledge and evidence base required for contraceptive and sexual health care practice.

• Male and female anatomy and physiology. Related pathology and pharmacology across the lifespan

• Factors influencing contraceptive choices, including local, national and global provision of contraceptive and sexual health services

• Human sexuality, including management of common psycho-sexual problems. Management of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence

• Sexual health promoting activities in men and women (NB: cervical cytology competence and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases are NOT included in this module)

• Reversible and permanent contemporary methods of contraception

• Confirmation of pregnancy. Overview of methods and referral for termination of pregnancy

• Professional, medico-legal, ethical issues relating to quality service delivery

• Communication and teaching skills related to area of practice.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
The module will be delivered on a part time basis over 24 weeks. The module leader will be responsible for monitoring the overall delivery of the module. The taught content will be delivered through a variety of methods: knowledge and understanding of the subject matter will be developed through lectures, seminars, role play and supported by direct study of textbooks and journal articles (hard copy and electronic).

Students will be allocated to a named clinical assessor to assess and guide them through the clinical sessions.

Student Workload total of 300 hours
Comprising of

Theory focused
84 hours taught (delivered as 14 x 6 hour study days)
6 hours tutorial
30 hours self directed study

Clinically focused
18 hours clinical observation
42 hours clinical sessions
120 hours study time for integration of theory and practice

Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
29TH JULY 2010