This national certificate course covers the range of the reproductive and sexual health issues that are common in general practice. It is useful for GP Registrars (where the skills obtained in this course cover many of the objectives set out in the primary care andrology and gynaecology curriculums), O&G trainees, and experienced general practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge in the area.
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.
Supervised Clinical Attachment – Important Information
Our Northbridge premises located at 70 Roe St will be undergoing a much-needed redevelopment and will be closed until early 2024.
Clinical supervision at SHQ will be unavailable to doctors enrolling in this course until March 2024.
We apologise for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you at our refurbished clinic.
Please contact Clinical Education Coordinator if you would like to inquire about one of our preceptors providing clinical supervision and assessment of competency in your location during the Roe St clinic closure.
This Certificate course covers reproductive and sexual health issues at a post graduate level.
The course is accredited for QI 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.
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:
To be eligible to undertake the certificate a participant must be a qualified medical practitioner registered with AHPRA to practice in Australia without conditions or restrictions, and hold medical indemnity insurance with a recognised medical defence organisation. Doctors who have limited or provisional AHPRA registration may be eligible to undertake clinical placements by notifying AHPRA of a Change of Circumstance, citing upskilling and CPD as the reason for undertaking the placements.
Interns are not eligible to attend this course, please see Foundations of sexual and reproductive health instead.
Approximately 6 hours of online learning is required prior to attendance.
Recognition / Accreditation:
For further information:
Clinic Education Coordinator [email protected]
Dr Alison Creagh, Medical Educator [email protected]
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 unintended pregnancy, including medical, psychosocial, counselling and legal aspects
- Diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections
- Cervical and breast screening
- Menopause management
- Management of subfertility
- Office Gynaecology: menstrual problems, vulval disorders, fertility
- Men’s sexual health: office urology, male sexual difficulties
Options 1 & 2: (Full Course)
Designed for doctors who want to obtain the FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health.
Participants must complete:
Pre-course reading and activities – approximately 6 hours
A five day theoretical component, including assessment.
A minimum of seven supervised clinical attachment sessions consisting of three and a half hours each. Sessions are to be arranged at times suitable to the applicant and SHQ. Supervised clinical attachment is completed after theory, ideally within one year. In difficult circumstances up to 2 years may be possible. To organise clinic dates, email the Clinic Coordinator, [email protected]
Please note: GP Registrars who plan to do the six month term at SHQ do not need to enroll for the clinical attachment.
|To complete the clinical component, participants must have current registration with AHPRA, have their own medical indemnity insurance and complete an online hand hygiene module.|
Options 3 & 4 : (Five Day Theory Only or Individual Modules)
Designed for participants who wish to obtain up to date 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.
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.
- 70 Roe Street, Northbridge WA 6003
- 08 9227 6177
Course fees are detailed on the registration form.
Clinic Education Coordinator
- 08 9227 6177
- [email protected]
A scholarship is available annually to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander doctor, follow the link below for further information.
How to Register
Please use the link below to register for the theory component of the course.