This unit of study aims to provide students with an understanding of fertility control across the reproductive lifespan including: hormonal and non-hormonal reversible contraceptive methods; emergency contraception; and permanenet methods of contraception. The impact of age, culture, tradition, society, personal beliefs, disability and health on contraceptive choices and reproductive health will be explored. The consequences of unintended pregnancy and the impact of unsafe abortion will be discussed. The unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the field of preconception care. The latest evidence regarding optimisation of preconception health will be emphasized particularly for women with diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.
Online plus block intensive mode, 3 days, 9am-5pm
Discussion board participation (10%); Online quiz (20%); Group case study presentation and reflective report (20%); Written assignments(50%)
Prescribed: Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook. 4th Edition, 2017. Optional: Reproductive and sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook. 3rd Edition. Family Planning NSW, 2016.