Sexual Health Adviser: The Developing Role
Week 1 June 10th – 14th 2013
Week 2 July 8th – 12th 2013
This is a 10 day 20 credit module offered at Level 6
About the Module
This module has been designed in response to developments that have raised the profile of sexual health on the political and health care agenda. This is a vital time for health care professionals to consider and plan the future of sexual health care provision, particularly health advisers, who can respond to the challenges presented by developing and expanding their current role. The module aims to enhance effective and innovative practice.
The Aims of the Module
- Critically appraise the developing role of the sexual health adviser in order to lead appropriate change in practice
- Explore personal and professional issues that may affect practice and demonstrate enhanced communication and interpersonal skills
- Critically evaluate a variety of strategies for meeting the sexual health needs of clients
- Critically discuss and debate the changing political and health care context and the implications for sexual health care provision
- Demonstrate evidence-based knowledge of the clinical presentation and management of sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses
- Discuss and debate the ethical, legal and professional controversies related to sexual health, reflecting upon the implications for practice
Students will be asked to undertake a 2,500 word written assessment of theory and one 1,000 – word clinical link learning activities. The assessment weighting is 50% for the written assignment, 50% for the clinical link activities. Students will be expected to pass both components with a 40% pass mark.
Please note that applicants should be currently employed as a health adviser or have worked for at least the last 12 months in a role that involves addressing the sexual health needs of clients.
The cost of the module is £940. Students can either self fund, be funded by a named sponsor, or if their employing Trust is in partnership with the University of Brighton, the fees will be covered by Person Training Days (PTDs) equivalent.
For an application pack please contact the CPE Admissions Team
Telephone: 01273 644016
N.B Closing date for applications for semester two is April 2013 but places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis