Core Module Information
Module title: Sexual & Reproductive Health Practice

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: NMS09145
Module leader: Avril Hendry
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

Sexual & reproductive health (NMS09139)
Reproductive Health Theory for Practice (NMS09161)
Genitourinary Medicine Theory for Practice (NMS09160)

Examples of Equivalent Learning: Students must be a Registered Nurse, Midwife or Medical Practitioner and be covered by a Professional Indemnity Arrangement.
Additionally, evidence of completion of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health E-learning modules and E-knowledge Assessment or equivalent SRH and GUM theory modules elsewhere (20 Credit Theory Modules) within the last 5 years.

Description of module content:

Your learning will take place in a SRH placement under the guidance of experienced SRH practitioners. A preliminary study half day will introduce you to taking SRH histories; introduce the clinical competencies to be gained and the guidance documents used in SRH practice. You will maintain a record of your clinical activity throughout your placement which will contribute to their module assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO 1. Demonstrate the ability to take a comprehensive SRH history in a non-judgemental manner
LO 2. Apply knowledge of evidence-based guidelines in delivering care to SRH clients
LO 3. Critically reflect on the needs of a range of clients in a SRH setting
LO 4. Formulate and document a plan of care for supporting clients with their choice of contraception/ or treatment for STI.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Avril Hendry
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a practice based module. You will undertake 12 sessions (6 days) in a specialist Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) service under the supervision of experienced SRH practitioners, as well as in your own workplace. You will be supervised in taking SRH histories and making assessments of clients’ needs and risks (LOs 1-4). You will actively participate in advising clients on contraceptive options and monitor contraceptive usage. You will participate in screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Virus’ (BBVs) in low risk populations and offer health promotion and safer sex advice.

For the purposes of Edinburgh Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a SNMSC Practice Module

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will encourage you to use a reflective model and critically evaluate assessment and treatment options in SRH. You will choose one case from your clinical experience and provide a short reflective account (500words) making sure you anonymise any identifiable characteristics. This should be posted on the designated Moodle forum and will be subject to both peer and lecturer feedback. (LOs 2 & 3)

Summative Assessment:
You will be required to achieve the SRH competencies devised by NHS Education for Scotland while on placement. This will involve discussions with your mentor looking at your progress in achieving the set competencies. This provides an opportunity for self-assessment/ reflection as well as the opportunity to gain feedback from an experienced practitioner. (LOs 1,2,3&4)

All students have access to the module leader throughout the practice placement.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 90
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 100 1,2,3,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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