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 and clinical placement.
The theoretical component of this course includes online learning modules followed by the 5-day face to face course.
The compulsory online pre-reading and activities are to be completed and assessed before attending the course. These activities are provided one month prior to attendance.
The course involves six theory modules that are presented over 5 consecutive days.
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 clinical placement equates to 7 days which may be offered as full or half day sessions. This will occur over a 2-3 week period and 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 Certificate in Sexual Health is awarded on successful completion of both the theoretical and clinical aspects of the course.
A Certificate in Sexual Health (theory only) is awarded on completion of the theory course (all six modules).
Certificate in Sexual Health Theory Course: $1415
Certificate in Sexual Health Clinical Placement: $2355
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