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Graduate Cert in Sexuality Education and Sexual Wellbeing



Graduate Cert in Sexuality Education and Sexual Wellbeing is a course run by Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course . For more information about Graduate Cert in Sexuality Education and Sexual Wellbeing at Dublin City University (DCU), please review the details below.

Please note: This course will be delivered online in 2021-22

The Graduate Certificate in Sexuality Education and Sexual Wellbeing is a unique programme offering specialist educational training in the area of sexuality and sexual health. It will reflect issues relating to all sexualities in Irish, European and global contexts. In constructing this programme a professional collaborative partnership between the DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences and the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) was developed.

The programme aims to create and develop competent sexuality and sexual health educators which will enable those they work with to make healthy decisions, regardless of their position in the life span.

Our strategic aim for this programme is to provide the first Irish Level 9, taught programme in Sexuality and Sexual Health Education. The objectives are to:

  • Train a generation of educators in sexuality and sexual health
  • Elaborate on sexuality-related literary, artistic and cultural discourses
  • Advocate for the implementation and where necessary the creation of social policy on sexuality, sexual health education, and sexual education promotion in relation to human rights that shape social justice and diversity

For these reasons, the aims of this programme are to enable students to:

  • Develop knowledge regarding the working and diversity of sexuality, sexual identities, gender identities, sexual orientation and formation of sexual cultures
  • Engage in socio-political and ethical debates regarding the interaction of cultural, health, historical, and social influences with human sexuality, at personal and societal levels
  • Provide a challenging environment where initiative and creativity will be fostered and where students will be encouraged to share experiences and learn from each other
  • Equip students with the skills and sexual literacy to devise and implement work related strategies
  • Develop in students the necessary competencies to measure and evaluate sexuality and sexual health education related initiatives
  • Emphasise in its content and delivery the need to exercise critical judgement in order to select relevant sexual health promotion tools
  • Develop negotiating skills to give participants the confidence to promote solutions in the sexuality and sexual health environment
  • Develop lifelong learning skills

This one-year, part-time, dual delivery programme begins in September, and comprises three core modules.  The course is currently offered fully online.

The subjects currently taught on this course:

Language, Sexuality and Culture

Topics include: Socialisation process; History and theories underpinning sexuality studies; Intellectual disability: Heterosexuality; History of Irish sexuality; Social institutions; Language, media and communications; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI); Power and intimacy

Sexual Health and Sexual Health Promotion

Topics include: Perspectives on sexual health e.g. bio-medical, behavioural and social; Health promotion theory; Safer sex; Contraception; Impact of sexuality on sexual health; Communicating about sexual health and methods of promoting sexual health

Pedagogy and Sexual Health

Topics include: Theoretical perspectives on teaching and learning; Theories of learning; Lesson plan development; Facilitating teaching sessions creatively and RSE policy development

Teaching supported and informed by best available research
Emphasis on engagement in learning partnerships with key stakeholders
Challenging environment where initiative and creativity are fostered
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Training ProviderDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course TypeOnline Learning
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsGraduate Cert in Sexuality Education and Sexual Wellbeing
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements Normally a recognised primary Level 8 degree with a minimum of a H2:2. In the case of International applicants, having educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language Applicants who do not hold a primary degree (or judged equivalent) will have their prior certified learning assessed through a system of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Fees Part time EU Status Fee Part-time €2,590 per annum Non EU Fee Part time €5,000 per annum
Carear PathOur strategic aim for this programme is to provide the first Irish Level 9, taught programme in Sexuality and Sexual Health Education. The objectives are to: Train a generation of educators in sexuality and sexual health Elaborate on sexuality-related literary, artistic and cultural discourses Advocate for the implementation and where necessary the creation of social policy on sexuality, sexual health education, and sexual education promotion in relation to human rights that shape social justice and diversity For these reasons, the aims of this programme are to enable students to: Develop knowledge regarding the working and diversity of sexuality, sexual identities, gender identities, sexual orientation and formation of sexual cultures Engage in socio-political and ethical debates regarding the interaction of cultural, health, historical, and social influences with human sexuality, at personal and societal levels Provide a challenging environment where initiative and creativity will be fostered and where students will be encouraged to share experiences and learn from each other Equip students with the skills and sexual literacy to devise and implement work related strategies Develop in students the necessary competencies to measure and evaluate sexuality and sexual health education related initiatives Emphasise in its content and delivery the need to exercise critical judgement in order to select relevant sexual health promotion tools Develop negotiating skills to give participants the confidence to promote solutions in the sexuality and sexual health environment Develop lifelong learning skills This one-year, part-time, dual delivery programme begins in September, and comprises three core modules. The course is currently offered fully online. The subjects currently taught on this course: Language, Sexuality and Culture Topics include: Socialisation process; History and theories underpinning sexuality studies; Intellectual disability: Heterosexuality; History of Irish sexuality; Social institutions; Language, media and communications; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI); Power and intimacy Sexual Health and Sexual Health Promotion Topics include: Perspectives on sexual health e.g. bio-medical, behavioural and social; Health promotion theory; Safer sex; Contraception; Impact of sexuality on sexual health; Communicating about sexual health and methods of promoting sexual health Pedagogy and Sexual Health Topics include: Theoretical perspectives on teaching and learning; Theories of learning; Lesson plan development; Facilitating teaching sessions creatively and RSE policy development Teaching supported and informed by best available research Emphasis on engagement in learning partnerships with key stakeholders Challenging environment where initiative and creativity are fostered
Phone+353 (0) 1 01 700 5947
Course CodeDC676
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