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Gynaecology Nursing Level 6 6KNIN647

Key information

Subject area:

Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Course type:

Assessed Module

Credit level:


Credit value:



Available course dates:

From: 22 April 2025 To: 01 July 2025
Application deadline: 15 March 2025

Course overview

This course will enable practitioners to critically analyse knowledge and understanding of gynaecological conditions and explore the scope of professional practice. It will enable the development of skills and competencies needed to provide quality gynaecological nursing care to women and their families, within all settings in gynaecology. The course aims to support nurses and nurse practitioners who are currently working within any gynaecological setting or working with women in different care settings, to explore assessment and interventional methods and processes. The theoretical component complements a Clinical Practice Assessment Document. It will facilitate the acquisition of strategies that will enable the practitioner to select interventions in partnership with women, provide high quality care and evaluate the outcomes of that care.

This course is available at both Level 6 and Level 7. Please ensure you apply for the appropriate Level (you need to provide evidence of a BSc Hons degree to study at Level 7)

What does this course cover?

Topics include:

  • Introduction & Overview of Gynaecology Nursing
  • Basic Gynaecology and Menstrual Cycle
  • Common Gynaecological Conditions
  • Pre- & Post-operative Care
  • Colposcopy and Cervical Screening
  • Oncology/Gynaecological Cancers
  • Hyperemesis
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Fertility and ACU, including Complications
  • Ultrasound and other Diagnostics
  • Non-pregnant Gynaecology Emergencies
  • Pregnancy Loss: Miscarriage, Ectopic, Molar, PUL
  • Termination of Pregnancy (TOP)
  • Female genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Menopause
  • Assault and Rape
  • Urogynaecology
  • Overview of STI and Sexual Health
  • Overview of Contraception

What will I achieve?

On completion of this course, you will able to:

  • Critically analyse current knowledge and understanding of aetiology classification and pathology of gynaecological conditions, early pregnancy problems and malignant disease, including assessment of the relevant medical, legal, ethical and professional issues with regard to emergency gynaecological care and termination of pregnancies.
  • Develop critical reasoning and advanced knowledge in decision making skills whilst demonstrating increased proficiency in health assessment and gynaecological clinical examination.
  • Develop a woman-centred approach to gynaecological care through exploration and reflection on the psychological, social, sexual, and cultural aspects of care.
  • Critically analyse the role of the nurse and others in the provision of gynaecological services in all areas of women’s health and develop an approach that maximises the woman’s potential for self-healing, autonomy and achievement.
  • Use advanced knowledge to apply appropriate health promotion strategies and appraise early detection and screening techniques.

Who will I learn with?

Jan Bowden


Who is this for?

Candidates for the modules MUST be current on the NMC register as an adult nurse AND MUST have access to a FULL gynaecology service to be able to complete the clinical assessment document that is part of the module’s assessments.

Short placement allocations to a gynaecology ward will not be sufficient to complete the clinical competence document, if you have any doubts or queries about the required placement PLEASE contact the module lead before submitting your application.

How will I be assessed?

Written assignment and a Clinical Assessment Document

What is the teaching schedule?

Term 3 - 22/04/2025, 23/04, 12/05, 13/05, 02/06, 03/06, 30/06, 01/07

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £3400


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