Module NHS-3103:
Contraception & Assoc'd Health

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

40 Credits or 20 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Mrs Sheila Brown

Overall aims and purpose

This degree level module is designed to provide students with the theory and practice to prepare them to provide contraceptive and sexual health services to clients. By the end of the module students will develop sufficient knowledge of methods of contraception and an awareness of the importance of sexual health to be able to provide optimum care for clients accessing these services. The module also takes a wider view of the health of this population by including some aspects of health promotion which are integral to an integrated contraceptive and sexual health service.

Course content

Patient group directions and nurse prescribing Legal issues Anatomy and physiology Listening and questioning skills Appropriate behaviour towards clients Cultural and language sensitivity Child protection Confidentiality Male and female condoms Intra uterine devices Natural methods of contraception Emergency contraception Sexually transmitted disease Spermicides Combined oral contraception Progesterone only contraception Injectable contraceptives Contraceptive implants Diaphragms and caps Termination of pregnany History taking Record keeping Cervical smears Infertility Lesbian and gay issues Sexual dysfunction Psychosexual counselling Female genital mutilation Preconception care Early pregnancy advice Dealing appropriately with young people Dealing appropriately with people with a learning disability Rape Menopause Hormone replacement therapy Domestic abuse Breast screening Sexual health education and healh promotion Health promotion and health education associated with contraception

Assessment Criteria

threshold

Basic understanding of professional accountability issues. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.

C- to C+

Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. . Good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria.

good

Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria.

excellent

An excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria.

Learning outcomes

  1. Critically evaluate the principles and techniques of contraception and demonstrate the clinical skills required to meet clients needs.

  2. Evaluate the theory supporting the provision of contraception and associated health.

  3. Demonstrate and evaluate effective communication skills

  4. Critically analyse the responsibilities of practitioners in a multidisciplinary team which provides contraception services

  5. Discuss the complex ethical and legal issues that may arise in the provision of contraception.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Contraception & Associated Health 25
Contraception & Ass H 25
Contraception & Ass H 25
Contraception & Ass H 25

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

Amser cyswllt e.e. gwaith dosbarth 56 hours Contact time e.g. classroom; online discussion

56
Fieldwork
clinical hours/competencies             200  hours
200
Private study

Private reading time, assignment work 144 hours preparing & taking assessments

144

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
  • Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
  • Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
  • Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
  • Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
  • Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in

Resources

Resource implications for students

None other than the student will require access to the internet and the module Blackboard

Talis Reading list

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/nhs-3103.html

Reading list

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (2016). UK medical eligibility criteria for contraception. Retrieved from https://www.fsrh.org/news/ukmec-2016--guidance-for-nurses/

Everett, S. (2014). Handbook of contraception and sexual health. Routledge, London.

Malville, C. (2015). Sexual and reproductive health at a glance. Wiley Blackwell.

National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (2016). Contraception – emergency. Retrieved from https://cks.nice.org.uk/contraception-emergency.

National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (2016) Contraception. Retrieved from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs129

Percy, L., Mansour, D. (2016) Contraception made easy. Scion Publishing.