The Certificate in Sexual Health equips nurses and midwives with detailed knowledge and clinical skills in sexual and reproductive health. The Certificate is undertaken in two stages with a theoretical component (online learning modules and workshops) and clinical placement.
For those interested in specific Certificate modules these can be enrolled in individually (all participants must undertake the Core Concepts module as a pre-requisite).
The theoretical component of this course includes online learning modules (readings and assessments) as well as face-to-face workshops covering the following module topics.
The theoretical component involves six modules that are presented over five consecutive days.
Compulsory online pre-reading and activities are assessed prior to attendance at the workshops. These activities are provided one month prior to the workshops.
To be eligible for the theoretical component you must have:
To be eligible for the clinical training sessions you must:
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.
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.
Acceptance into the clinical component is via individual application and cannot be guaranteed.
Assessment of the clinical component includes:
The theory modules may also be undertaken individually as Continuing Professional Development. If selecting individual modules, a separate enrolment form needs to be completed for each module. Note: Core Concepts is a mandatory module as it is a pre-requisite to all other modules. A Statement of Attendance with CPD hours will be issued following successful completion.
Theory Module Outline:
Core Concepts in Sexual Health
Breast Health and Gynaecology
Introduction to Sexual Health Counselling
Andrology, Urology and Related Conditions
Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood-Borne Viruses
The Certificate in Sexual Health is awarded on successful completion of both the theoretical and clinical aspects of the course.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded on completion of the theory course (all six modules).
Certificate in Sexual Health Theory Course: $1415
Individual Theory Modules (Full Day): $295
Individual Theory Modules (Half Day): $155
Certificate in Sexual Health Clinical Placement: $2355
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