The Academic Lead for this unit is Donna Davenport
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The overall aim of this unit is to develop the practitioner’s knowledge and understanding and application of the principles underpinning sexual health work within the context of fertility control and health protection.
Clinical history taking, Fertility and fertility control. Application of evidence based practice. Respecting client choice and the practitioner/client relationship. Health protection. Well person screening. Administration of products using patient group directives. The client as a service user. Issues of quality, safety and clinical governance. Application of the theory of fertility control.
Students must undertake a negotiated, supervised practice placement of 36 hours.
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