FPAA National Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Doctors - Face to Face

Who would benefit from this course

Medical practitioners (including GPs and GP Registrars) 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.

Course description

This nationally recognised course in reproductive and sexual health consists of three modules.

Modules 1 and 2 comprise Theory and Assessment.  The five-day Theory module is designed to provide participants with sound evidence-based knowledge in reproductive and sexual health, and the opportunity to discuss issues from their own clinical practice.  Assessment will conclude the five-day course.

Module 3 comprises competency based clinical training.  Clinical sessions include a sexual health or men's health clinic, an observation clinic at a Family Planning NSW clinic, and a minimum of five-eight participatory clinical sessions at Family Planning NSW clinics.

Implanon NXT training is offered for participants who have not yet completed the training.

Implanon insertion and removal forms part of the assessment of competence for all participants wishing to attain the FPAA National certificate.

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 Family Planning NSW 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.

Scholarships

Scholarships covering tuition fees are available for this course.  Applying for a scholarship does not secure a place in the course. Registering and paying in full will secure course entry for eligible applicants. Successful scholarship recipients will be refunded their course fees. Scholarship applications are now open for the 11-15 March 2019 course.  Scholarship applications must be submitted by 28 January 2019.

For more information about scholarships and to apply: click here

Entry requirements / eligibility

Applicants must be a Medical Practitioner and have current General medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia. At least two years postgraduate experience is desirable. Participants should have an interest in reproductive and sexual health and preferably have some basic experience in gynaecological examination. Adequate Professional Indemnity Insurance is the sole responsibility of the participant.

Learning outcomes

  • 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 structure

Pre-course activities

Pre-reading and related activities are made available on-line one week prior to attendance at the workshop. It is estimated these activities will take approximately no more than 1.5 hours.  This package consists of online activities, case studies, and videos. It is to be completed prior to a participant attending a face to face workshop. It is an expectation that all participants complete the online content before they attend their face to face workshop. Completion of the online content will enhance pre-workshop knowledge and skills and will ensure a satisfactory face to face and practicum experience

Face-to-face workshop
(Module 1)

five day face-to-face workshop

Assessment
(Module 2)

a written examination and role play examination on day five
The assessment will complete Module 1 (theory) and Module 2 (assessment)

Clinical Training
(Module 3)

Minimum of attendance at 5-8 clinical sessions at a Family Planning clinic and one observation session at a Sexual Health clinic
*clinical training must be completed twelve months from conclusion of assessment

Note: The theory component of this certificate course can also be completed by blended distance learning including the two day Doctors Short Course  FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors - Distance

 

Assessment

Modules 1 and 2: 'Family Planning NSW Sexual and Reproductive Health Certificate' will be issued upon successful completion (Module 3 is not required to attain this certificate). Assessment will be based upon full attendance, a short answer case study-based wirtten exam and clinical role plays to assess sexual history taking and communication skills prior to being accepted into clinical training.

Module 3: 'FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors' will be issued upon successful completion of clinical training.

Cervical Screening Upskilling

This workshop will be offered in conjunction with FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Heatlh for Doctors - Face to Face on 5 September evening.

This practical workshop is designed for health professionals wishing to improve their knowledge, improve their skills and gain clinical experience in cervical screening.

The course is funded by the Cancer Institute NSW. There are no course fees for health professionals working in NSW.

Places are limited to 15 participants.

Courses offered

Course code
Location
Workshop dates
Application
FPAAMA191

Ashfield

11 - 15 March 2019
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Applications close

26 February 2019

Note: This Certificate course can also be completed by blended Distance learning including the two day Doctors Short Course in Reproductive and Sexual Health

Course cost

Cost

$3,000- Full course (Modules 1,2 & 3) - after 30 June 2018

Please Note: Payments are now online – if you do not proceed to the shopping cart and complete payment, your application will not be accepted

 

Module 3 can only be commenced after you have completed Modules 1 & 2

 

The following textbooks are included in cost of course and will be provided on day one of the workshop:

Reproductive & sexual health: an Australian clinical practice handbook 3rd. edition

Contraception: an Australian Clinical Practice Handbook 4th Edition

Note: Theory course and clinical training are eligible for the RACGP procedural grant for obstetrics

Scholarship/Subsidies

If you are working in a rural or remote area of NSW, you may be eligible for a scholarship for this course.

Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who can best demonstrate how their completion of this course would help to improve the reproductive and sexual health outcomes in their community.  Those from, or working in, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities are encouraged to apply.

For more information about scholarships: click here

Recognition/Accreditation

A 'Family Planning NSW Sexual and Reproductive Health Certificate' will be issued upon successful completion of Module 1 (theory) and Module 2 (assessment) (70% pass).

The full 'FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors' will be issued upon successful completion of Module 3 (clinical training)

40 Points

RACGP: Module 1 (theory) and Module 2 (assessment) points
Activity Number: 84618

This activity is accredited for 40 Category 1 points, as part of the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development Program in the 2017-2019 Triennium

Note: A reinforcing activity must be completed after the course to be eligible for RACGP points.

40 Points

RACGP: Module 3 (clinical training)
Activity Number: 84666

This activity is accredited for 40 Category 1 points, as part of the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development Program in the 2017-2019 Triennium

Note: A reinforcing activity must be completed after the course to be eligible for RACGP points

ACRRM: 30 PRDP points + 30 O&G MOPS points

Activity No: 8229

 

Certification

Modules 1 and 2: 'Family Planning NSW Sexual and Reproductive Health Certificate' will be issued upon successful completion (Module 3 is not required to attain this certificate).  Assessment will be based upon full attendance, a short answer case study-based written exam and clinical role plays to assess sexual history taking and communication skills prior to being accepted in to clinical training.

Module 3: 'FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors' will be issued upon successful completion of clinical training.

Required textbooks

The following  textbooks are  included in cost of course and will be provided on day one of the workshop:

Reproductive & Sexual Health: an Australian Clinical Practice Handbook 3rd Edition

Contraception: an Australian Clinical Practice Handbook 4th Edition

Further information

Contact: Course Administration, Education Services
Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services
Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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