Promoting Sexual Health in Practice

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply for this course you must be working in an appropriate environment.

The course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus. The aim of the course is to develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that contribute to good sexual health. It takes a broad approach drawing on a range of disciplines including social sciences, clinical nursing, medicine and public health and is particularly suitable if you wish to gain an introduction to sexual health and confidence in promoting sexual health awareness in a range of settings.

Course content includes:

  • Public health perspectives of sexual health
  • Understanding values and attitudes that influence sexual health
  • Questions to help raise and address sexual health issues
  • Broad overview of screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Contraception methods and rationale for use
  • The legal and practical aspects of young people and sexual health
  • Broad overview of sexual difficulty, assault, intimate partner violence and female genital mutilation
  • Medico/legal aspects of sexual health.

There is an additional module in sexual health available for nurses working in an appropriate setting: Integrated Practice for Sexual and Reproductive Health.


Teaching will be delivered over five days by specialist nurses on the topics of contraception and sexual health and includes speakers who are experts in their field. Scheduled learning will total approximately 40 hours and includes lectures, technology enhanced learning materials, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

HESW funded places may be available. Please contact for further details.

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