Core Module Information
Module title: Reproductive Health Theory for Practice

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

Module code: NMS09161
Module leader: Avril Hendry
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to fully engage you in the subject of Reproductive Health and Contraception by providing a comprehensive learning module. This will facilitate development of the necessary knowledge and skills required to enable you to competently and confidently provide Reproductive Healthcare within the context of your own practice area.
You will gain an advanced knowledge and understanding of the physiology of the menstrual cycle, the male and female genital anatomy, and contraceptive methods.
Course work will involve input from specialist lecturers & practitioners, group work, online activities and role play.

The module is based around core elements of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and draws on current guidance to enable you to offer patient-centred care with an evidence-based approach.
The theory is strongly influenced by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health’s’ research and guidance and some of the NES Career Framework for Nursing in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (2009).

You will be able to relate the topics to your own practice and will become familiar with the role of specialist services and what is expected in Primary Care. You will explore some of the barriers to patients accessing reproductive health services and consider the impact of policy drivers and associated legal, ethical and moral issues.

It is expected that you will have some knowledge of the menstrual cycle and anatomy and this will be further highlighted at the beginning of the module. Contraception features heavily throughout the module including contraception for specific groups, this is a large topic requiring individual study and reading.

You will practice the skills required to deliver SRH care including reproductive health consultations, discussing women’s reproductive health choices, confidentiality and communication skills. This will involve sensitive situations including unplanned pregnancy and termination of pregnancy, young people, child protection issues and vulnerable adults. A non-judgemental and empathetic approach is essential.

You will develop an understanding of the different stages throughout a woman’s’ reproductive life and will ultimately demonstrate that they have attained the knowledge, attitude and skills required to deliver safe and effective sexual and reproductive health in the context of your own practice area.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate application of in-depth knowledge and understanding of the full range of contraceptive methods including contraception for specific groups based on current guidance and evidence.

LO2: Examine the impact of unplanned pregnancy, how this could be prevented and options available including discussion of methods of Termination of Pregnancy.

LO3: Critically analyse what influences women’s reproductive health choices and how we can help to facilitate informed choice.

LO4: Demonstrate the ability to complete a comprehensive reproductive health consultation using specialist communication skills, ensuring a patient-centred and evidence-based approach to care.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, 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:
Leaning 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 on your own performance.

Formative Assessment:
Assessments address the key learning points of the module and have been designed to suit different learning styles.
Clinical-based scenarios and role play for specialist reproductive health consultation skills and knowledge revision (LOs 1,2,3 & 4) Week 9. This involves peer feedback and reflection.

Summative Assessment:
You will complete a written exam (MCQ) to assess breadth and accuracy of knowledge. Week 14.
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 10
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 172
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 100 1,2,3,4 14 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09161- Reproductive Health Theory for Practice