Core Module Information
Module title: Genitourinary Medicine Theory for Practice

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09160
Module leader: Avril Hendry
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

You will gain an enhanced knowledge and understanding of male and female genital anatomy and common sexually transmitted and genital infections.

The aim of this comprehensive learning module is to enable you to explore contemporary issues in genitourinary medicine. It offers in depth study of sexually transmitted infection and blood borne viruses from both clinical and public health perspectives. This will facilitate development of the necessary knowledge and skills required to enable you to competently and confidently provide sexual healthcare within the context of your own practice area.
Course work will involve input from specialist lecturers & practitioners, group work and online activities. It will include epidemiology, natural history and transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV). Diagnosis and evidence informed management and treatment of common STI and BBV along with communication and consultation skills in sexual health and risk reduction strategies amongst groups at risk of STI and BBV, including the principles and practice of partner notification is also included with a focus on vulnerable and high risk groups. You will also explore access and barriers to sexual health services and the role of specialist services.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate application of in-depth knowledge and understanding of the full range of sexually transmitted infection, including blood borne viruses based on current guidance and evidence.

LO2: Demonstrate application of in –depth knowledge to the management and treatment of a full range of sexually transmitted infection and blood borne viruses based on national clinical protocols and guidance

LO3: Critically appraise the particular needs of groups at higher risk of sexually transmitted infection and approaches to risk reduction.

LO4: Illustrate the ability to complete a comprehensive sexual health consultation using specialist communication skills, ensuring patient –centred and evidence informed approach to care.

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

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning activities will be facilitated through a blended approach.
This will include face-to-face (LOs 1, 2, 3 & 4) and flexible teaching methods.
You will engage in experiential learning (LO 2 & 4), group work, (LOs 1 & 3) and practical learning through clinical-based scenarios and facilitated role play for development of skills and knowledge (LOs 1, 2 & 4)
Feedback and reflection on student-led activity will allow you to self-assess and improve your own performance.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Employability skills are enhanced by the content, opportunities and learning activities embedded in the module, which provide the students with knowledge relevant to sexual and reproductive health practice: this includes the use of interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills, team working, information retrieval, and using the best available evidence.

Formative Assessment:
Assessments address the key learning points of the module and have been designed to suit different learning styles.

Short answer questions for assessment of breadth and accuracy of knowledge, this will involve facilitated class room discussion and feedback (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4) Week 7. This will support you to consider key themes from the module and prepare you for the summative OSCA.

Summative Assessment:
You will complete an Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA) exercise to assess breadth and accuracy of knowledge and consultation skills. Week 9.
This will involve ‘patient’ and assessor feedback and they will simulate practice.
Addressing LO’s 1, 2, 3 & 4

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Structures Clinical Assessment (OSCA) 100 1,2,3,4 9 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09160 Genitourinary Medicine Theory for Practice