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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 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, email@example.com
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Alison Creagh, Medical Educator email@example.com