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NSPN 7745 - Introduction to Sexual Health Rehabilitation 2

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

NSPN 7745 is course two of a two-part introductory course on human sexuality in the context of nursing practice. The objective of this course is to expand on the concepts learned and applied in NSPN 7740. In this course students will have opportunities to build upon previous learning and existing competencies in the field of sexual- health rehabilitation. This course will utilize the concepts and models learned in NSPN 7740 as a foundation to more advanced knowledge and skills in sexual health rehabilitation including: (1) An in­depth exploration of issues faced by our patient populations (2) Exposure to modes of therapies and treatments for sexual health concerns (3) Instruction on methods for sexual interviewing and history taking (4) Discussion of educational and counselling theories and methods.


NSPN 7740





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 40023

Mon Sep 09 - Fri Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Nov 29 Online


Nicole Pasquino

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course is online guided learning with no course materials to be purchased. Successful completion of NSPN 7740 is prerequisite to this course. Students will receive a course information email on month 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.

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Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Utilize a comprehensive sexual health assessment framework in predicting patients’ sexual health concerns.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the biopsychosocial models of sexual desire. Describe common treatment modalities for sexual dysfunction.
  • Describe common sexual consequences of congenital or acquired medical/surgical conditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of reproductive health (fertility, contraception and safer sex) and considerations for different patient populations.
  • Describe the role of motor and sensory influences on sexual health. Explain the effects of bowel and bladder functioning on sexual health.
  • Assess and analyze sexual self – view and self ­ esteem and how this relates to healthy sexuality.
  • Relate the influence on partnership and parenting issues to sexual function and satisfaction. For each parameter of the framework, demonstrate ways to address each aspect and thereby promote the principles of sexual rehab.
  • Conduct a sexual history taking session, demonstrating principles of sexual history taking and therapeutic counselling technique.
  • Display ability to promote sexual health rehabilitation through counselling and patient education and collaborative relationships with other health care professionals.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSPN 7745 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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