Sexual Health in Practice

Genito-urinary services are now increasingly being offered as part of an integrated Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service (CASH). As a consequence, nurses working within CASH require the knowledge and skills to provide not only contraceptive services but also GUM/Sexual Health Services to a diverse client group.

This module has a cost payable for the theory component payable to the University. In addition, there is a further cost for the clinical placement, which is paid directly to the clinical area.

Module Code MW6102
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to provide a sound knowledge base and develop practice skills within the area of GUM/Sexual Health to enable practitioners to provide safe, evidence-based care and information to clients.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth, evidence-based knowledge and understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related statistics.
  • Analyse and evaluate the health promotion/public health framework and drivers for sexual health promotion.
  • Analyse and evaluate the relevant medical, legal, ethical and professional issues related to the provision of contraception and sexual health services, including treatment within Patient Group Directions.
  • Critically analyse the need for a holistic approach to the assessment, screening and care of individuals with STIs.
  • Competently and confidently explain treatment options to those with STIs.
  • Evaluate the current provision of sexual health services and screening for men and women in the UK.

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication   
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security  
4 Service Improvement   
5 Quality   
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:

Jo Bates
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 512261

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000