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.
- Qualified medical practitioner
- MBBS or equivalent – with at least one year postgraduate experience
- Queensland Medical Board registration
- Current indemnity insurance
- Module 3 - 40 QI&CPD points
This nationally recognised course in reproductive and sexual health consists of three modules.
Module 3 comprises competency based clinical training. Clinical sessions include a men's health clinic (organised by participant), an observation clinic at a True clinic, and a minimum of five-eight participatory clinical sessions at a True clinic.
Clinical placements provide participants with the opportunity to develop and apply theoretical principles relating to contraceptive technology, gain confidence and expertise in clinical examination and procedures, and further develop communication and brief counselling skills in sexual and preventative health care. Training in True clinics with experienced clinical instructors aims to increase confidence in client communication and offers discussion of approaches to management of reproductive and sexual health issues.
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.
- 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 (Module 3 only)
Module 3: 'FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors' will be issued upon successful completion of clinical training.
||$600 (includes GST)
||FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors
||Modules 1 & 2
||Scheduled individually after completion of Modules 1 & 2
||Registrations are currently closed for clinical attachments. To be contacted when registration opens, please complete an expression of interest.