20 credits at level HE5
This module will enable the pratitioner to develop clinical skills specific to sexual healthwithin the context of their area of practice.
The module will seek to develop confidence and competence in the chosen area, with application of college-based learning to clinical practice, to facilitate progression in developing knowledge and clinical skills to enhance nursing care and management in sexual health.
Scope of Professional Practice;
Ethical/Legal issues of managing sexual health care;
Legislation governing frameworks for intervention e.g. Patient Group Directives;
National Service Frameworks/local/national intervention strategies & policy;
Specific areas of care and management in sexual health;
Selective input regarding:
Anatomy & Physiology
This module will be taught through a series of lectures, contributions from external specialists in the chosen area to be explored, case study analysis, problem solving, group discussion and reflective practice.
This includes the development of a learning contract, meeting the outcomes through educational visits to other organisations, shadowing and working with other practitioners to gain experience, attending in-service training to increase knowledge, skills and competence and reflection upon practice on the achievement of learning outcomes through practice based experience.
The 200 hours notional time given to this module will be allocated as follows:
30 hours: classroom sessions
50 hours: private study to consolidate classroom sessions
20 hours (minimum): practice hours
100 hours: assignment work
This includes problem based learning, preparation for assigned work and library time.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Communicate effectively with the service user and members of the multidisciplinary team||
1.1 Analyse the importance of effective communication skills to be deployed with the service user and members of the multidisciplinary health care team
1.2 Evaluatesthe importance of accurate record keeping and confidentiality within the sexual health service
|2.||Promote the health, safety and security of service users and staff||
2.1 Demonstrate an effective analysis of the factors which ensure health and safety of service users and staff
2.2 Analyse infection control policy and its application to sexual health
|3.||Effectively manage the sexual health care of the service user within the multidsiciplinary sexual health service utilising current sexual health strategies||
3.1 Evaluate the process of history taking, preparation for examination, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of the service user within the sexual health service
3.2 Evaluate appropriate referral to other members of the multidisciplinary health care team
3.3 Outline the strategic context relevant to sexual health in global, national, professional and local terms
|4.||Promote and protect the health and well being of service users, particularly those who may be identified as vulnerable, both individually and within the wider community context||
4.1 Analyse the importance of health promotion and education in sexual health eg. Life style factors , sexual behaviours and preference
4.2 Describe the role of the sexual health practitioner in promoting the health and well being of service users with reference to individuals and groups who may be considered vulnerable
|5.||Ensure the equality, diversity, needs and rights of the service user are addressed within the sexual health service||
5.1 Evaluate the influences of culture, religion and sexuality and their effect on the service user
5.2 Apply anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles to sexual health practice
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Pass or fail - Clinical competencies in practice||Pass or fail - Reflective Portfolio|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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