Our part-time BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Practice course explores research and examines evidence-based practice related to the health and social care needs of individuals and communities related to sexual health. The clinical modules have been specifically designed to enable first level NMC Registered Practitioners to prepare for professional qualifications including the Nurse Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health (NDFSRH) and the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV STIF Competencies.
You can choose to study from a broad range of sexual health related topics which will support your career development within the speciality; these include sexually transmitted infections, contraception (subsequent and/or first issue), blood borne viruses, non-medical prescribing, safeguarding (adults and children), sex and relationship education; all modules affording for opportunities to develop the theoretical knowledge and/or clinical skills in caring for clients accessing sexual health services.
Part Time Five years
Preston (Campus code: U)
September, January or April (This can be negotiated with the Course Leader)
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First level Nurses, Midwives and Specialist Community Public Health Nurses with current registration on the NMC professional register.
Holds 120 credits or equivalent at Level 5 study; this should preferably be via a Diploma in Higher Education course but not for those students with no prior academic credit/qualifications; an APEL portfolio route is available in order for students to demonstrate the ability to study and achieve Level 5 outcomes and show equivalent to DipHE (Please note this takes time, an APEL claim should be started at least nine months prior to the start of the academic year in September).
For clinical competency based modules, interested practitioners should have a placement that allows them to achieve the clinical skills and competency required to meet the assessment strategy. This will also require satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) which the School of Health will help guide you through the process.
Please note there is no Accreditation of Prior Learning or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning that can be applied on to this course, because it is a top-up degree programme, except in the case of students holding a pass in a UK Level 6 Mentorship module, which can be counted as one option module.
If you are not a registered practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Council but have a keen interest in Sexual Health you may wish to consider applying for our full-time undergraduate programme: BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Studies.
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.
Students are required to complete a total of 120 credits at Level 6 study to be awarded the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Practice; This includes 60 credits (c) from core modules and a further 60 credits from option modules.
The option modules chosen may be selected from a range of modules at level 6. These aim to provide choice and flexibility enabling you to meet your particular practice and professional needs. Within the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Practice programme students will be NMC registered and may be employed within a range of NHS or alternative organisations. This programme is therefore designed to meet the educational needs of a diverse range of practitioners/clinical roles.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
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For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.