Flexible start dates throughout 21/22




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  • Online

Why take this course?

In 2015, there were over 450,000 positive diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England alone.

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of sexual health, allowing you to expand your understanding of the related issues.This course is a great option if you are looking into beginning a career within this particular field, or if you simply want to increase your awareness of the different types of STIs. The course will also explore helpful tips in how to maintain positive intimate relationships, as well as covering the mechanics of human reproduction.

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge essential in understanding the impact and key aspects of sexual health. It is a great addition to your CV, and will highlight your commitment to health and social care issues.

What you will experience

This course has five main sections.

Section 1: Relationships
This section will increase your knowledge of various influencing factors such as friendships, relationships, intimacy and the legal age for sexual activities. You will also explore the reasons why people may enter into close relationships – linking this to fundamental, basic human needs.

Section 2: Sexually transmitted infections
In this section you will study different types of STIs, how they are transmitted, their symptoms, and finally the effects of untreated Chlamydia, HIV and AIDS.

Section 3: Human reproduction
This module looks into the anatomy of sexual health awareness, so you will learn about the male and female reproductive organs, as well as the process of menstruation.

Section 4: Contraception
This section explores the different methods of contraception available, their advantages and disadvantages, and where they can be obtained from.

Section 5: The media
In the final section you will learn about the portrayal of sex in the media, and how society responds to such depictions. You will also contemplate how society and the media need to change and be much more dynamic in their representations of sex, in order to more accurately reflect the state of sexual health awareness in modern day society.