Graduate Certificate Sexual and Reproductive Health

Undergraduate, Part-time

Develop your knowledge and skills in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care on this exciting course. It is flexible in design and allows for you to choose the option which best suits your practice needs.

  • Napier code:

    72229GC

  • Course type:

    Part-time

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Award:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Location:

    Sighthill campus

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Course introduction

This programme will develop your interest in and understanding of sexual and reproductive healthcare.  It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to equip you to work within sexual and reproductive healthcare services, and enable you to develop an enhanced level of clinical competence in sexual and reproductive healthcare service provision.

We will help you develop your role as an interpersonal practitioner and help you to become more critical and analytical in your work place, giving you the transferable skills to prepare you for working within the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare.

We will also help you examine your own personal values and attitudes around sexuality, and the importance of integrating respect and understanding of diversity into practice.


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We are proud to offer you a programme that has been developed in conjunction with sexual health specialists from NHS Lothian.  This programme will provide you with opportunities to develop your knowledge and understanding of: reproductive health; genitourinary medicine; sexuality and diversity as well as key clinical skills including cervical screening and sexual health assessment. You will also develop your practical, critical and analytical skills and attributes.

The themes of the programme will ensure that the knowledge you gain is in line with current practice and can be applied to contemporary practice settings.  You will also establish an integrated understanding of the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare as a whole and explore the influence of social, ethical and cultural factors on individual and societal sexual health and wellbeing.

You can choose the modules that you study:

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

On successful completion of this programme you will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to gain graduate-level employment in the health and social care sector, including specialist sexual and reproductive health services. Alternatively you may be eligible to progress to BSc level study on our BSc Nursing Studies – Option Rich Programme, or to seek entry to postgraduate study at another higher education institution.  


Programme requirements:

You must hold a current registration as a nurse or midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be covered by the mandatory Professional Indemnity Arrangement in order to undertake the whole programme due to the practical competencies of the modules (Cervical Screening and Sexual and Reproductive Health Practice). 

 

Individual module requirements:

All of the modules which form the programme can also be taken on an individual basis.  As mentioned above you must possess a current registration with the NMC and relevant indemnity arrangement to undertake Cervical Screening and Sexual and Reproductive Health Practice.  However, the following three modules do not have this prerequisite: Reproductive Health Theory for Practice, Genitourinary Medicine Theory for Practice and Sexuality and Diversity- A Contemporary Health and Social Care Perspective.  It is however strongly recommended that you have experience of studying at SCQF Level 9 and have a desire to work in the field of sexual health. 

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses (except Veterinary Nursing).

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU *£305 *£305
England Wales and Northern Ireland *£1,125 *£1,125
Overseas *£1,975 *£1,994
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees.

Information of Bursaries and Scholarships.

If you would like to complete a 10-credit module alone (e.g. cervical screening) the fee is £150.