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Contraception Update City Health

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Course overview

This unit is for nurses involved in advising patients on contraceptive methods. Covering: different methods of contraception and their advantages and disadvantages; including the LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraception) method, injections, coils, IUD and IUS systems and the implant Nextplanon.  This course is also a complete update on the combined pill, emergency contraception and pregnancy testing. You will also learn how to confidently advise on contraceptive options in individual clinical cases, how to explain to patients how each contraceptive method should be used, and the ethical and legal aspects of contraceptives and their prescription in various scenarios. This course is very interactive and draws from real-life clinical scenarios from both the delegates and the tutor.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

As well as improving your skills and knowledge of contraception you will also enhance the care you are able to deliver by developing and fostering new ways of interacting with patients. This course also meets the three yearly prep requirements and you will receive a certificate of attendance from the prestigious City University London.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Qualified Healthcare Professionals

English requirements

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English

Assessment

Assessment

No formal assessment, for teaching see Course Overview.

Module leaders

  • Val McMunn

    Val McMunn is a qualified nurse, midwife, teacher, Independent nurse prescriber and is employed as a lecturer at City, University of London in contraception, sexual health and cytology.

    Val holds an MSc in Public Health, a Post Graduate Certificate in Sexual health as is an Associate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and holds a letter of competence for intra uterine techniques and subdermal Implants.

    She currently works clinically within contraception/sexual health services where she maintains her clinical skills and knowledge.

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