Module code: NUR3179

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

PILLAY Leontia (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 102

Lecture Hours: 33

Module Availability

Semester 1

Module content


Assisted Reproduction

Fertility Awareness and Preconception Care

Understanding a Woman’s Gynaecological History

Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Screening

Midwives and Contraception

Sexually Transmitted Infections


Psycho-sexual Wellbeing in the Puerperium

Teenagers and Sexual Health

Rape and Sexual Abuse

Female Genital Mutilation

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

2500 word essay

Module aims

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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1  Explore recent advances and research evidence relating to sexual and reproductive health, analysing if appropriate, changes to anatomy and physiology and whether screening services are pertinent.
2  Critically analyse primary evidence, taking into account the physical and psychological needs of women and their partners.
3  Consider the role of the midwife in providing care and support for women and their families in relation to sexual and reproductive health.
4  Explore multi-professional working, to provide effective care and positive outcomes for women and their families.

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 2025/6 academic year.