This course provides a solid evidence based foundation to managing common sexual health problems in clinical practice. The module provides information on the epidemiology, screening, clinical presentation, investigation and management for common and less common STIs.

Eligibility & Pre‐requisites

  • Medical or Nursing qualifications are helpful.

Course aims

To upskill clinicians with the latest evidenced-base information in:

  • The management of sexually transmitted infection
  • The current sexual health picture for communities
  • The sexual health issues for patients

Course learning objectives

At the completion of the certificate, clinicians should be able to:

  • Outline the clinical presentation, appropriate investigations, management, local epidemiology and follow-up of the common and important STIs
  • Clearly explain the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and legal and ethical issues for each STI
  • Sensitively discuss screening, prophylactic treatments, notification and contact tracing

Course content

Module 1: Sexually transmissible infections: The Big Picture
Duration 3 hours

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to STIs
  • Unit 2 - Genital Flora: Health and Ill Health
  • Unit 3 - The Consultation
  • Unit 4 - Testing
  • Unit 5 - Contact Tracing

Module 2 – Sexually transmitted infections: The Clinical Picture - Bacteria and Parasites
Duration 3 hours

  • Unit 1 - Chlamydia
  • Unit 2 - Gonorrhoea
  • Unit 3 - Syphilis
  • Unit 4 - Other Bacterial and Parasitic STIs

Module 3 – Sexually transmitted infections: The Clinical Picture - Viruses
Duration 3 hours

  • Unit 1 - HIV
  • Unit 2 - HPV
  • Unit 3 - Herpes
  • Unit 4 - Other Viral STIs

View sample of online modules.


General Practice Accreditation and Credit Points

Module 1: Sexually transmissible infections: The Big Picture

RACGP QICPD Activity-Category 2-6pts

Module 2 – Sexually transmitted infections: The Clinical Picture - Bacteria and Parasites

RACGP QICPD Activity-Category 2-6pts

Module 3 – Sexually transmitted infections: The Clinical Picture – Viruses

RACGP QICPD Activity-Category 2-6pts


Credit Points for other clinicians

On successful completion of the module, participants will be awarded a certificate listing the learning outcomes and anticipated time for completion of the module. This certificate can be used for submission to obtain Professional Development or Continuing Education points to the relevant organisation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships are available for this course. Please download an application form here and submit at least 10 weeks prior to the course date.

Details

Delivery Method Online
Cost
(includes GST)
Full course $950.00
Module 1 $350.00
Module 2 $350.00
Module 3 $350.00