Module code: NUR2185

Module Overview


Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

ROBINSON Ann (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 102

Seminar Hours: 48

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Sexuality and Politics
Male and female reproductive anatomy and physiology
Assisted Conception
Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Problems
Early Pregnancy Units
Genetic Screening
Health Promotion e.g. cervical cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis.
Sexuality and HIV
Common Gynaecological Problems
Female Continence Issues
Current Contraceptive Choices
Sexual Abuse
Termination of Pregnancy (Early and Late)
Sexually Acquired Infection
Contemporary Issues in Childbearing
Young People and Sex
Menopause and HRT
Sexual Health in Prisons

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 2000 WORD ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Formative Assessment

Essay plan discussed in tutorial and with individual student

Summative Assessment

2000 word essay focusing on an aspect of sexual or reproductive health 100%

Module aims

  • This module will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of reproductive and sexual health. Using research evidence, the module aims to enable students to explore reproductive and sexual health issues, services and decisions taken, from a sociological, psychological, biological and physical perspective

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an understanding of the changing patterns of fertility throughout a man and woman’s lifespan and discuss the scientific basis of these changes T
002 Explore health and genetic screening services available and the role they play in health promotion T
003 Discuss recent advances and research evidence relating to reproductive and sexual health care and discuss how new knowledge be best disseminated to men and women T
004 Demonstrate an understanding of possible outcomes and care strategies when facing challenging situations in reproductive and sexual health care and identify how individuals and couples, experiencing dilemmas with regard to decision making, may need to be supported T
005 Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of multi-professional working to provide effective care for individuals in all reproductive sexual health care settings T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Various teaching approaches related to the module content will be utilised e.g. lectures, seminars, self-directed learning, computer assisted learning.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.