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An Introduction and Overview to Contraception City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

These two days have been developed for staff who has started in primary care and who are required to give care to women in relation to pill checks and depo injections and who have not had training before. It will also give an overview of all methods so staff can give information, so women have understanding to enable them to give consent about the method chosen.

The day covers all methods of contraception and introduces sexual health screening in practice.

This 2 day course is also useful for anyone who has completed their contraception/ sexual course in the past and who have not practiced in this field for a while and want a full update.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

The 2 days cover:-

  • Menstrual cycle in relation to methods of contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Combined Oral Contraception
  • Progesterone Only Pill   Emergency contraception methods
  • Depo Provera
  • Contraception for the older woman
  • Consent
  • Implants
  • Intrauterine Devices /Intrauterine Systems

All methods are linked to the UKMEC to insure safe care



Prerequisite knowledge

This 2 day course is for any registered health care staff that is required to give contraception advice/care and who have not had any formal training or require a refresher in all contraception methods.

English requirements

Spoken English essential.



Different methods of teaching are used to enhance learning and these include, power point presentations, scenarios, story telling, group work and group interaction.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Contraception: your questions answered 6th Edition. John Guillebaud and Anne Macgregor (2013). ISBN: 9780702046193

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.