Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in Advancing Contraceptive Health

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Study a clinically and strategically relevant course for those whose work involves delivering contraceptive services. Enjoy a quality experience in contemporary facilities. Earn 20 credits at the same level as our postgraduate degree courses. 

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Overview

This course mirrors our Contraceptive Health course, but the credits gained are at level 7. 

The course is taught in our multi-million pound Sciences Complex, which features a brand new CPD suite for training health and pharmaceutical professionals, multi-disciplinary science labs and new facilities for proteomics, drug discovery, pharmacy, and health sciences. You can be assured of a quality experience in contemporary facilities. 

The contact time for this course is five full days over a four month period. When you complete the course you will receive a Certificate to show that you have gained 20 credits at Level 7. You may be able to transfer these credits to a postgraduate diploma or degree course.

The course runs twice a year and is taught alongside the level 6 module ‘Contraceptive Health’.

Why us?

  • We have a rich scientific heritage and have been teaching science for over 100 years
  • This course is accredited at level 7, which is the same level as postgraduate degree courses

Course structure

This course is delivered by University of Sunderland Clinical Sciences lecturers and a specialist in contraceptive and sexual health. 

This course is taught in five full days over a four-month period at the University of Sunderland. Each day uses a variety of teaching and learning methods including interactive workshops and will focus on a specific topic that you can then consolidate in clinical practice.

Assessment will be by a portfolio of practice outcomes and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) utilising simulated patients in a variety of contraception and sexual health based consultations.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Consultation skills, consent, Fraser competence
  • Oral contraceptives and Depo Provera injections
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptives and enabling choice
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Breast self-examination

Sciences Complex,
City Campus,
Sunderland,
SR1 3RG

54.905143,-1.392352

  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

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Facilities

This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to be healthcare professionals. You should be working in a clinical setting where your work involves delivering contraceptive services. Previous study at level 6 is advantageous but not a requirement.

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £475.

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This information was correct at the time of publication.