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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

NUFF5455M Sexual and Reproductive Health

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Mahua Das

Taught: 1 Feb to 28 Feb (1mth) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

As for the specific programme of study (MPH/PGD PH (International) and MSc/PGD International Health).

Module replaces

NUFF5045M Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be better able to:
- analyse, discuss and assess the influence of national and international political and policy systems on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services;
- analyse, discuss and assess the formulation and implementation of health services for one key sexual and reproductive health condition;
- analyse, appraise and value the complexity and dynamics of the socio-cultural context on people's sexual and reproductive behaviour, and the provision of associated services;
- collate, synthesise and analyse evidence-based information, and communicate findings effectively.


The main topics covered in the module are:
1) The international political context for sexual and reproductive health policies and programmes; including the influence of international political agendas and key policy events.
2) The socio-cultural context; including understanding the important, complexities and dynamics of contexts, using the examples of reproductive rights and violence against women.
3) Maternal and neonatal health; including causes of maternal mortality, health system responses, emergency obstetric care, skilled birth attendance, safe abortion and post-abortion care, and neonatal health.
4) Family planning methods and services; including measuring and responding to unmet need, delivery models, contraceptive method mix, ensuring quality, and infertility services.
5) STI/HIV programmes, including epidemiology, risk factors, challenges in diagnosis and treatment, and prevention and care services across sectors, and meeting the needs of adolescents.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Computer Class13.003.00
Private study hours129.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Reading and noting, blended learning, group work, and preparation of assignments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The Module Leader holds a question and answer session on the assignments.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report2,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/05/2024 11:42:15


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