Sexual Health Hons (Top Up), B.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Sexual Health Hons (Top Up) programme from the University of Greenwich is suitable for those who have a Diploma in Higher Education and are a registered nurse or midwife who wishes to work in sexual health. The courses in this award cover practice areas such as contraception, sexual infections, cervical cytolog, HIV and AIDS.

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This Sexual Health Hons (Top Up) programme from the University of Greenwich is suitable for those who have a Diploma in Higher Education and are a registered nurse or midwife who wishes to work in sexual health. The courses in this award cover practice areas such as contraception, sexual infections, cervical cytolog, HIV and AIDS.

Those without a professional qualification can also access this award and pursue courses without a practical element. Courses without practice cover areas such as promotion of sexual health, HIV and AIDS.

These awards enable health professionals to respond to the changes recommended by the Department of Health and to initiate developments in their areas of practice. Health professionals may choose to do sexual health courses as 'stand alone' courses.

Courses are available in contraception (both foundation and advanced), in sexual infections and cervical cytology. These courses are offered in attendance mode. Fertility courses are also offered and these have the added advantage of being offered in an online mode allowing students from any part of the country to access them.

The university also offers a Graduate Diploma for those practitioners and sexual health workers who have achieved graduate status and who are entering the specialism of sexual health and wish to gain a strong foundation of knowledge and skills and develop their professional practice in order to provide a high quality service for clients.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop a knowledge base which will enable the student to select and apply appropriate knowledge to her/his practice in sexual health
  • To promote understanding of concepts related to sex, sexualities and sexual health, including the negative effects related to prejudice and stigma
  • To enhance professional accountability and ethical decision making within the inter-professional context.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS 120 alternative credits
    For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Sexual Health Skills (Level 6) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Project Course (30 credits)
  • Project (Online) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

  • Introduction to Sexual Infections (15 credits)
  • Cervical Cytology & Breast Awareness (15 credits)
  • Advanced Contraceptive Practice (15 credits)
  • Contraception & Reproductive Sexual Health Practice (30 credits)
  • Developing an Advanced Portfolio for Practice (15 credits)
  • Developing an Advanced Portfolio for Practice (30 credits)
  • Current Issues in HIV and AIDS (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • A Diploma in Higher Education

* Students without a Dip HE wishing to access this award may do so by making a claim for recognition of prior learning obtained in practice. Discussion of this can be done by emailing the programme leader prior to applying for the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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