Please note: The November course will be now be run as an online seminar.
IUD workshops cover current information about copper and hormonal IUD’s insertion techniques and how to manage problems. They also include practice insertions (in pelvic models).
Interstate clinicians must receive approval to attend IUD training at SHQ from the Medical Educator. Interstate clinicians must email the Medical Educator to discuss if they are eligible to attend IUD training at SHQ.
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.
Entry Requirements / Eligibility:
Participants must be registered with the Australian health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner, midwife or registered nurse.
To be eligible to do the supervised clinical attachment at SHQ you must have:
- At least 12 months full time general practice or equivalent OR
- At least 6 months gynaecology experience AND
- You will be able to insert IUDs in your practice immediately after completing the supervised clinical attachment at SHQ, AND
- You satisfactorily complete the IUD Clinic Application Form
It is expected that those who undertake insertions of IUDs in practice have excellent skills in:
- helping patients to choose contraceptive methods
- assessing whether patients are suitable to use IUDs
- pelvic examination
Midwifes and registered nurses considering IUD training
- ensure that contraceptive IUDs insertion and/or removals are a recognised aspect of your scope of practice within your workplace
- establish an agreement with one or more prescribing doctors about when you can insert or remove contraceptive IUDs
- ensure you have appropriate indemnity coverage
All Nurses including Nurse Practitioners must contact the Nurse Educator to discuss eligibility prior to registering for IUD workshops. Do not register for an IUD theory workshop until you have received written approval to attend.
If you wish to undertake IUD training, but do not have the requisite skills, it is recommended to complete training in these prior to undertaking clinical IUD training. Some may wish to do the SHQ Foundations of Sexual and Reproductive Health or FPAA Reproductive and Sexual Health course, or some sections of it.
For those with the necessary skills, the steps to take are outlined in the course structure tab.
Recognition / Accreditation:
This is an RACGP approved CPD activity under the RACGP CPD program.
Supervised Clinical Attachment