Motivational Interviewing related to Sexual Health – Theory and Practice Short Course

Motivational Interviewing related to Sexual Health – Theory and Practice Short Course
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV & British HIV Association (2012) UK National Guidance on Safer Sex Advice  provides evidence based guidance on the content of safer sex advice and the format and delivery of brief behaviour change interventions deliverable in GUM clinics. Much of the advice is applicable to other healthcare settings including general practice and clinics providing HIV care. More and more brief interventions are used within Sexual Health Community outreach settings too.  This is an interactive workshop in the use of motivational interviewing(MI) as a strategy for behavioural change.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

½ day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 9am-12pm

Entry Requirements:

This course is aimed at nurses, midwives, health visitors, school nurses and clinical support staff.

Course Content

Course Outline:
An interactive workshop in the use of motivational interviewing as a strategy for behavioural change.

Who Should Attend?

Sexual Health Community outreach workers, Nurses, Midwives, health visitors, school nurses and others.


Learning Environment & Assessment:

At the end of this morning session participants
  • Will have an understanding of the theory behind Motivational Interviewing as a brief intervention communication technique.
  • Understand how useful this be at promoting healthful behaviour change even in the shortest of consultation times.
  • Demonstrate application of this technique to gain deeper insight and ability to utilise Motivation interviewing in practice.

Academic Expertise

The Sexual Health Team at UCLan incorporates sexual health nursing specialists and community outreach specialists who bring a wealth of experience  over many years working within sexual health services and some continue to do so as an integral part of remaining current in supporting client groups in a variety of sexual health settings.


Learning outcome & aims

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

Identify and explore factors which may lead to the facilitation of behaviour change in individuals and communities reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Brilliant training – clear and concise, thank you!’

‘Well presented, very informative’

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


How to Apply

Please book online. If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

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