Core Module Information
Module title: Sexuality and Diversity- A Contemporary Health and Social Care Perspective

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

Module code: NMS09162
Module leader: Avril Hendry
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module will examine contemporary sexual health issues from a health and social care perspective with a particular focus on what the implications are for service provision. Public health and inequalities in health will be addressed as well as the societal changes which have formed and now challenge traditional norms in relation to sexuality and gender. Personal values and attitudes around sexuality will be discussed as well as the importance of integrating respect and understanding of diversity into practice. The role of popular culture on values and attitudes around sexuality will be explored alongside global cultural variances. In addition to this, the psychological and emotional impact on sexual wellbeing will be examined.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Apply a values based approach to the delivery of services and individualised care
LO2: Gain an appreciation of what factors can influence and determine individual sexual choice and wellbeing
LO3: Examine the relationship between health care needs and the diversity of specific population groups
LO4: Explore the role of popular culture and the potential impact on health and wellbeing within the context of contemporary society

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
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:
This module will use a learner-centred, blended approach, to learning, teaching and assessment. The mode of delivery of module material will be fully online by means of Webinars and forum discussions. The LTA approach, during this time, uses a variety of methods: formal Power point presentations, case studies, group discussion and reflective activity to foster engagement and understanding and to promote further analysis and independent investigation into the topics covered within the module.
You will engage in personal and professional reflection, experiential learning, group work and facilitated discussion for development of knowledge and contextualisation to their own practice area.
Feedback and reflection on student-led activities 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.
A narrated PowerPoint presented from individuals to your fellow students on a selected topic relating to your own practice area. This will focus on a key theme from the module in week 9, this involves peer feedback and reflection (LOs 1, 2,3 & 4).

Summative Assessment:
Students will complete a 1500 word critical essay on a key theme from the module (LOs 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Week 14

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 30
Independent Learning Guided independent study 70
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100