Sexual health module at Edinburgh Napier University

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Edinburgh Napier University has a new sexual health module beginning in May – Sexuality and Diversity: A Contemporary Health & Social Care Perspective.

This is a standalone module delivered through an online learning environment. It can also be taken as part of the Graduate Certificate Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Who can take this module?

The module is intended for professionals who have an interest in sexual health and diversity in practice. It has relevance for individuals working within primary care; children and young peoples’ services; substance misuse services and allied third sector agencies.

What does the module cover?

The module explores sexual health from a socio-cultural perspective, with a particular focus on implications for service provision. Topics include pornography and pornification, sexuality in later life, gender-based violence, and the influence of technology on sexual behaviours (sexting and dating apps). Sexual and gender identities, and the emotional and psychological facets of sexual wellbeing are also explored. The module encourages students to examine their own values and attitudes in relation to the material presented.

What assessment is required?

The assessment is a 1500 word essay on a chosen key concept of the module.

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