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NSPN 7740 - Introduction to Sexual Health Rehabilitation 1

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

NSPN 7740 is course one of a two-part introductory course on human sexuality in the context of health care practice and sexual health rehabilitation. This course will cover the interplay between physiological, psychological and social contexts of sexuality and sexual function as well as exploring the health care professional’s personal values and beliefs around sexuality. Sexual issues stemming from medical, surgical and psychiatric illnesses will be introduced, with a focus on chronic illness and disability.


Registered Nurses & Allied Health Registrants must have a diploma or degree in a health profession or discipline, which may include (Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical interns or residents, Physicians, Kinesthesiologists, Massage therapists, Midwives, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers). Undergraduate students may take the course with permission from BCIT.





Winter 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2017 term.

CRN 80039

Mon Jan 09 - Fri Mar 31 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 31 Online


Reina Van Lagen

Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course is online guided learning with no course materials to purchase; all modules are online. Students will receive a course information email approximately 3 weeks prior to term start.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Examine his/her values and beliefs around sexuality and the myths and misconceptions in society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sexual response and biophysical models. Describe typical changes to sexuality throughout the life cycle.
  • Analyze issues in sexual health care in the context of personal, cultural and societal beliefs and behaviors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional boundaries and ethics in this area of patient care. Utilize the PLISSIT((P) permission, (LI) limited information, (SS) specific suggestions and (IT) intensive therapy) model of intervention in promoting sexual health.
  • Introduction to the applicability of the Sexual Health Framework. Identify how and when to refer to appropriate resources.
  • Analyze ongoing learning needs through journaling, discussion group work, modules, and instructor feedback.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

NSPN 7740 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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Registration is currently open for the Winter 2017 term.

The sneak preview for the Spring/Summer 2017 term starts Fri, Feb 17 at 8:30 am (PST). Web registration for the Spring/Summer 2017 term will open Sun, Feb 19 at 9:00 am (PST).

Students may also register by phone, mail or in-person, starting Mon, Feb 20 at 8:00 am (PST).

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