Certificate in Sexual Health & CPD Modules

The Certificate in Sexual Health comprises a theory component and an optional clinical placement. Theory modules blend online interactive content and face-to-face workshops. These modules may also be undertaken individually as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Note: Compulsory online pre-reading and activities are assessed prior to attendance at the workshops.

Course Outline

The theory modules are:

  • Core concepts in sexual health
  • Reproductive health
  • Sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses
  • Women’s sexual health
  • Men’s sexual health
  • Introduction to sexual health counselling

The course may be undertaken over 5 consecutive days or the 6 modules may be completed across both courses. Your preferred selections can be made when you click the enrol button above.

Eligibility criteria: Current unrestricted AHPRA registration as a registered nurse or midwife and two years full-time (or equivalent) post-registration experience.

Pre-requisite: Detailed knowledge of female and male reproductive anatomy and physiology.

Assessment: Successful completion of the theory component requires online reading and assessments and full attendance for all module workshops within a 12-month period.

For details of the topics covered in each module see the Certificate in Sexual Health – Theory flyer.

 

Enquiries: Coordinator, Nursing & Midwifery Education, Edwina.Jachimowicz@shinesa.org.au or (08) 8300 5344.

The optional clinical placement aims to consolidate the theory component and prepare Registered Nurses and Midwives to become skilled in the area of sexual health. Non-judgmental, sensitive and inclusive care is modelled while developing competence in clinical procedures. Graduates also develop skills in individual client education and will have access to comprehensive information and resources.

The 54 hours clinical placement over a 2-3 week period will be negotiated on an individual basis for successful applicants. Leave from the applicant’s workplace may need to be arranged to enable this placement.

Experienced sexual health RN/Ms provide mentorship throughout the placement, which uses the ASHNNA competencies for assessment.

Eligibility criteria: The Certificate in Sexual Health theory component or recognised equivalent must be completed within the preceding 12 months. Clinical placements are prioritised for those who work in a related area, with SHine SA’s communities of interest, or have demonstrated a commitment to sexual health nursing/midwifery. Acceptance into the clinical component is via individual application and cannot be guaranteed.

Assessment:

  • Pre-clinical review assessment and development of personal learning objectives
  • Clinical Portfolio: assessment of specific practice skills and ASHHNA competencies
  • Post-clinical reflective practice assignment

The theory modules may also be undertaken individually as Continuing Professional Development and receive a statement of attendance with CPD hours. Your preferred module selections can be made when you click the enrolment button above.

Core concepts in sexual health

Date:    25 September 2017
Time:     8:30am – 6:00pm
CPD hours: 6 online; 7.5 face-to-face; Total 13.5 hours

Reproductive health

Date:     29 September 2017
Time:    8:30am – 5:30pm
CPD hours: 3 online; 6 face-to-face; Total 9 hours

Sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses

Date:     26 September 2017
Time:     8:30am – 5:30pm
CPD hours:           3 online; 6.5 face-to-face; Total 9.5 hours

Women’s sexual health

Date:     28 September 2017
Time:     8:30am – 5:30pm
CPD hours: 4 online; 6 face-to-face; Total 10 hours

Men’s sexual health

Date:     27 September 2017
Time:     8:30am – 1:00pm
CPD hours: 2 online; 4 face-to-face; Total 6 hours

Introduction to sexual health counselling

Date:     27 September 2017
Time:     1:30pm – 5:30 pm
CPD hours: 2 online; 4 face-to-face; Total 6 hours

Course Cost

Certificate in Sexual Health theory component (6 modules over 5 consecutive days)    $1275

Full-day individual modules (CPD) or part-time Certificate in Sexual Health                   $255

Half-day individual modules (CPD) or part-time Certificate in Sexual Health                  $130

Early Bird Concession: 10% discount if registered up to 2 months ahead

 

Certificate in Sexual Health clinical placement:                                                              $2000

Venue for modules: SHine SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville

 

Scholarships

A number of scholarships may be applied for to assist with undertaking the Certificate in Sexual Health. Information on available scholarships can be searched for on the SA Health website.

Course Dates

Certificate in Sexual Health & CPD Modules

Date start: 25 September 2017
Date end: 29 September 2017
Status: Open
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