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Contraception for HCA's City Health

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Application deadline:
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Duration:
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Course overview

The Contraception for HCA's will cover the following

  • The menstrual cycle to give an insight as to how the pill works.
  • History taking in relation to contraception/ sexual health.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Consent and Fraser guidelines.
  • Observations required related to named contraception.
    Enabling self swabbing in relation to Asymptomatic women.
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    Excellent presentation, vocabulary used at understanding level, all information and case study relevant to the course.

    Assistant Practitioner, Community Health Center

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    Val was one of the best presenters I have been involved with. Very passionate and knowledgeable.

    Assistant Practitioner

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

After this study day the HCA will be able to:-

  • Understand how to collect urine and correctly conduct a pregnancy test at the appropriate time to ensure an accurate result.
  • Understand the menstrual cycle in relation to the contraception methods and how they work.
  • Be enabled to collect information from a woman to give to a practitioner to enable them to make diagnosis and give appropriate treatment in relation to contraception.
  • Have an understanding of the issues related to collecting a sample from an asymptomatic patient for basic screening in a practice setting.

Please note that this day does not enable HCA's to work alone to conduct pill checks, conduct sexual health screening or give contraception injections to patients.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

You must be a health care assistant to be eligible to attend this study day.

Please note that this day does not enable HCA's to work alone to conduct pill checks, conduct sexual health screening or give contraception injections to patients.

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Assessment

Assessment

No formal assessment, for teaching what I will learn.

Module leaders

  • Val McMunn

    Val McMunn lectures in contraception, sexual health and cytology. She has a masters degree in public health and has worked in many different aspects of health care. She joined City, University of London in 2010 and maintains the skills and knowledge she teaches by continuing to work clinically.