Developing Skills in Reproductive Sexual Health Care
Unit Level: 3 Unit Size: 2 Credit Points: 20
SYNOPSIS OF UNIT : A brief overview of aims, content, methods and
To enable registered nurses/midwives/health visitors to become
professionally competent to give effective care to people on matters concerning fertility,
sexuality, health promotions and health screening. This unit has a clinical component.
The unit assessment will take the form of a reflective portfolio.
AIMS OF UNIT :
Specified in terms of general aim of the teaching in its relation to
To develop clinical competence and knowledge in meeting the needs of
individual clients when advising and teaching methods of contraception.
To develop clinical awareness in relation to sexual health
LEARNING OUTCOMES :
Specified in terms of performance capability to be shown on completion
of the Unit.
Evaluate the significance of fertility and fertility control to the
health of individuals the family and society by comparing and contrasting the different
methods of contraception.
Explore the need for sensitivity regarding the diverse expression of
sexuality and sexual practices, within society, to promote positive sexual health.
Appraise an ethical, legal or relevant medical issue in relation to
family planning practice.
Critically debate the local and national provision of family planning
and sexual health care services.
Critically analyse the effectiveness of health promotion strategies
and their appropriateness to health care and screening of clients/families.
Demonstrate specific clinical competency in relevant contraceptive
Demonstrate clinical awareness in relevant sexual health screening.
OUTLINE SYLLABUS :
The content of the Unit, identified in a component listing.
Revision anatomy, physiology
Interpersonal skills in relation to clinical practice
WHO strategies, Health of Nation, Regional Targeting
Health Promotion strategies
Choice, Power, Control - influence on uptake of services
Well persons screening, implications, methods evaluation
Update on contraceptive methods
STD / HIV
Factors affecting sexuality - gender, age, culture, religion,
experience, abuse, socioeconomic status, health, ill health
Termination of Pregnancy Medical and Surgical