- Seven theoretical modules
- Clinical practice placement
- Written assessments.
The course has a theory component and a clinical practicum. The theory modules provide nurses with evidence based information on a broad range of sexual and reproductive health topics. Nurses will explore the physiological, psychosocial and environmental aspects of sexual and reproductive health using current research findings, clinical guidelines and the knowledge and experience of experts in the field.
Nurses who receive a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health will have completed;
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Nurses and midwives wishing to develop detailed knowledge and specialist clinical skills in sexual and reproductive health.
At least one-year post-registration experience is necessary for all nurses and midwives enroling in the course. Evidence of current registration is required as part of the enrolment process. Previous experience in the area of women’s health, sexual and reproductive health or community health is an advantage but not a requirement. Evidence of current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Recognition of prior learning is available to nurses who seek credits for previous study and/or existing skills (fees apply). Some of the modules have pre course readings and or activities. These are compulsory and make up the assessment for each module.When you have registered and paid for your modules you will receive information on how to access your readings and pre course activities from the SHQ website. They will be available approximately 4 weeks from the date of attendance.
A scholarship is available annually to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander nurse, follow the link below for further information.
SHQ uses a wide range of educational strategies to accommodate for the differing learning styles of course participants. Information is delivered via lectures, presentations, workshops, group work and interactive activities.
|Theory Component Modules||Cost
|1||The Bare Essentials (two day face to face course plus study guide)||$395.00|
|2||Cervical Screening (3.5 day face to face course)||$700.00|
|3||STI Clinical Management (online only)||$140.00|
|4||People and Sex (online only)||$40.00|
|5||Andrology Matters (online only)||$30.00|
|6 & 7
||Contraception and Communication (full day course)||$140.00|
|Total for individual modules||$1445.00|
Nurses can complete the theoretical modules in any order as a block over two weeks or as separate modules. Nurses must complete all modules within a two-year period.
All of the theoretical modules are assessable. Nurses are given time (6 weeks) to submit assignments. Nurses are not eligible to complete the clinical practicum until all relevant assessments have been received by the Manager of Clinical Education.
Nurses will explore and develop their personal knowledge on a range of fundamental and “of the moment” sexual and reproductive health topics. For example,
Join us at SHQ, expand your mind, be challenged and leave with a desire to learn more. The perfect launch pad for those nurses wishing to build further skills in sexual and reproductive health education and or clinical practice.
Date: 12 – 13 June and 4 – 5 September 2019
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
This module meets the National Standards for Cervical Screening Providers.
Nurses will become competent to provide cervical screening and preventative health checks to eligible women on behalf of a supporting doctor.
Date: 1 – 4 April, 17 – 20 June, 9 – 12 September 2019
Time: Days 1-3 9am- 5pm & Day 4 9am – 1pm
A comprehensive online module which includes:
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Are women really from Mars and men from Venus? An online module exploring sexual function and dysfunction.
A short and sweet online module which includes:
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Don’t miss a five hour contraception workshop. A must have for nurses and midwives if you wish to progress to insertion of IUD’s or Contraceptive Implants and working in primary care.
Motivational interviewing is a technique that can be learned by anyone. It is a method that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change behaviour. Learn how to apply this to the sensitive area of sexual and reproductive health.
Date: 14 June and 6 September 2019
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Note: All assignments due must be submitted before commencing clinical practicum.
The clinical part for the Certificate course requires approximately 50 hours of clinical training which includes two visits to external agencies.
Options for Clinical Supervision:
Participants are supervised at all times by experienced SHQ Registered Nurses who have been trained in clinical instruction. Discuss your clinical supervision requirements with the Manager of Clinical Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants develop specialist clinical skills in sexual and reproductive health nursing practice, including cervical screening. The program can be negotiated to take into account the existing skills of the participant. Details on booking the practicum will be discussed during the theory component of the course.
Placements are limited – bookings need to be made early (at least twelve weeks beforehand) with:
Clinical Education Coordinator email@example.com
SHQ instructing nurses may also be available to supervise nurses in their own workplace. The trainee’s workplace is responsible for organizing specific cervical screening clinics and booking all clients. Clinical services are conducted on behalf of a supervising doctor whose Provider Number is used for pathology purposes. This doctor is responsible for the overall care and follow-up of the clients.
Nurses wishing to choose this option must contact the Manager of Clinical Education to negotiate the number of hours. This depends on the competency already achieved by the nurse. A minimum of 7 hours is required.
Costs: by negotiation.
Some of the modules have pre-course readings and or activities. These are compulsory and make up the assessment for each module.
When you have registered and paid for your modules you will receive information on how to access your readings and pre-course activities. They will be available approximately 4 weeks before the date of attendance.
Please email the Clinic Education Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information