Modules 1 & 2

This course is for medical practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge and develop their clinical skills in reproductive and sexual health, including contraception, cervical screening, sexually transmissible infections (STIs), menopause, men's sexual health, common gynaecological conditions and other topics in reproductive and sexual health.

Eligibility

  • Qualified medical practitioner
  • MBBS or equivalent – GPT3 (General Practice Term 3) or above, currently working in General Practice
  • Queensland Medical Board registration
  • Current indemnity insurance

Prerequisites

  • Pre-reading and related activities.

Course overview

Modules 1 & 2

  • Pre and post online activities
  • 3 day face-to-face workshop
  • Role Plays
  • Written assessment

Module 3

  • Clinical attachment
  • Additional cost - $650

Credit

  • Module 1 & 2 - 40 QI&CPD points

Course content

This nationally recognised course in reproductive and sexual health consists of three modules.

Module 1 comprises Theory. The three-day theory module is designed to provide participants with sound evidence-based knowledge in reproductive and sexual health, and the opportunity to discuss issues from their own clinical practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Contraception methods
  • Communicating about sexuality
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Menopause
  • Common gynaecological problems
  • Facilitating contraceptive choice
  • Unplanned pregnancy options
  • Subfertility
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Sexual assault
  • Cervical screening
  • Breast health
  • Men’s health
  • Preconception

Module 2 comprises Assessment - role play assessment on the final day and a written assessment comprising of a multiple choice/short answer based questionnaire. The assessment is required to be completed and passed prior to commencing the clinical attachment.

It is possible to undertake the Modules 1 & 2 with True and Module 3 in another state. In this case, True will request payment for Modules 1 & 2 only and the participant will need to contact the family planning organisation in their selected state to arrange for a clinical attachment (fees and arrangements may vary). Likewise, course participants who have completed Modules 1 & 2 in another state (including the Distance Education course offered by FPNSW) may undertake their clinical attachment with True.

Course objectives

  • To describe and identify reproductive and sexual health issues
  • To demonstrate expertise in clinical examinations and procedures in the field of reproductive and sexual health
  • To discuss with clients issues in sexual and preventative health care, and be able to explain approaches to management

Course materials

The course materials provided include:

  • Pre and post online readings, videos and activities (approx 15 hrs)
  • Sexual Health & Family Planning Australia. (Third Edition 2012). Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook
  • PowerPoint presentation handouts

Certification

Modules 1 & 2 : Upon successful completion, a Certificate of Attendance - Theory & Assessment will be issued (Module 3 is not required to attain this certificate). Assessment will be based upon full attendance, a short answer/multiple choice case study-based written exam and clinical role plays to assess sexual history taking and communication skills prior to being accepted into clinical training.

Module 3 : Upon completion of Modules 1,2 & 3, the full FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors will be issued.

Details

Cost $2,200 (includes GST)
Class Size 18
Certification FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors - Modules 1 & 2
Pre-requisites N/A
Duration 3 Days, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Date
3 - 5 May 2017
GMT Training Room
James Cook University James Cook University Townsville
31 July - 2 August 2017
True, Windsor True, Windsor Brisbane
8 - 10 November 2017
True, Windsor True, Windsor Brisbane
Delivery Method Blended - online content & face-to-face workshop
Catering Light lunch and refreshments