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FPAA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Medical Practitioners 2017-2018

April 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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Course Summary:

This  Certificate  course  covers  sexual  and  reproductive health issues for both women and men at a post graduate level.

The course is accredited for CME points by the RACGP and ACRRM. It is held in high esteem and thought to be very practical in nature, giving participants the confidence and skills to work at a high level in this area. Different to the DRANZCOG, the course focuses on primary care aspects of sexual health, a core aspect of both general practice and specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Those who might have a special interest in completing the Certificate are GP Registrars (where the skills obtained in this  course  cover  many  of  the  objectives  set  out  in  the women’s  and  men’s  health  core  curriculums),  general practitioners  and  those  who  wish  to  work  in  community health centres or family planning clinics.

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This national certificate course covers the range of the sexual and reproductive health issues that are common in general practice. It is useful for GP Registrars, O&G trainees, and experienced general practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge in the area. The theory component is run over a week, although participants can choose to attend individual days if they wish to. The clinical component is seven sessions of 3.5 hours each.

Entry requirements / eligibility

Applicants must be able to manage their time and work independently. Applicants must have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and interpret policy documents, write documents for vocational purposes and be able to communicate appropriately in a wide variety of client and personal interactions. Applicants must also be able to use technology such as the Internet for research and be able to produce documents to a required standard.

Some pre-reading is required. It is strongly  recommended  to  purchase

Reproductive  and  Sexual Health:  An  Australian  Clinical  Practice  Handbook.”

This book and other  resources (brochures/pamphlets,etc) are available from the http://shq.org.au/resources/library/

If attending five day theory, “Contraception:  An  Australian Clinical  Practice  Handbook,  Third  Edition” is included (as long as supply lasts).

Course Structure

Course Content –five day theory

  • Female and male reproductive physiology
  • Contraception:  information  on  different  contraceptive options, both hormonal and non-hormonal, and management of problems associated with their use
  • Management of unplanned pregnancy, including medical, psychosocial, counselling and legal aspects
  • Diagnosis  and  management  of  sexually  transmitted infections
  • Cervical and breast screening
  • Menopause management
  • Management of couples with subfertility
  • Office gynaecology: menstrual problems, vulval disorders, fertility etc
  • Men’s sexual health: office urology, male sexual difficulties

Options One : (Five day theory and seven clinical sessions at SHQ clinic)

Designed for doctors who want to obtain the FPAA Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Participants must complete:

Pre-course reading – approximately 4 – 5 hours

A five day theoretical component, including assessment on the Friday afternoon

A minimum of seven clinical sessions consisting of three and a half hours each, one being in Men’s Health (Men’s health clinic can be done externally through or here at SHQ. Sessions are to be arranged at times suitable to the applicant and SHQ. Clinical practicum is completed after theory and must be finished within two years. To organise your clinic dates, email the Clinic Administration Officer, teresa.duffield@shq.org.au

Please note: GP Registrars who plan to do the six month term at SHQ do not need to enrol for the clinical attachment.

To complete the clinical component, participants must have current registration with AHPRA, and SRHWA requires that doctors obtain their own medical indemnity insurance.
Please note: Interns are not permitted by AHPRA to do the clinical component.

Options Two : (Five day theory only)

Designed for participants who wish to obtain up to date theoretical  knowledge  in  the  field  of  sexual  health.  This option consists of the five day theoretical component only. A Certificate of Attendance is issued on completion of the course.

Options Three : (Individual modules)

Doctors may choose to complete individual modules according to their needs or areas of interest. These modules may be credited towards the Certificate  in  Sexual  and  Reproductive  Health,  as  long  as  all theoretical modules are completed within one year from the commencement of the first module. Interstate Doctors, price on application

 

Dates Offered

17th to 21st of July 2017-  Full

2nd to 6th of October 2017 – Full

9th to 13th April 2018

The theory course is held at SHQ in the Lecture Theatre daily from 8.30am to 5.00pm

Recognition / Accreditation

 

Further Information

Please note:
The course may be cancelled if there are insufficient enrolments by the last date for registrations.  If this occurs, participants will be notified as soon as possible, and a full refund will be made.
Please  do  not  book flights until you receive course confirmation email (a minimum of four weeks prior to course).

For further information, please contact either:

Sonya Arcidiacono, Admin Officer sonya.arcidiacono@shq.org.au
or
Dr Alison Creagh, Medical Educator alison.creagh@shq.org.au

 

Details

Start:
April 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am
End:
April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

SHQ Northbridge
70 Roe St
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
Phone:
(08) 9227 6177
Website:
http://shq.org.au

Organizer

Sonya Arcidiacono
Phone:
(08) 6164 7972
Email:
sonya.arcidiacono@shq.org.au
Website:
http://www.shq.org.au

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