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FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors Theory (Online)

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Course description

If you are Medical Practitioner (including GPs and GP registrars) who wishes to upskill in reproductive and sexual health using the latest clinical research and a flexible learning method, this course is for you.  This course is the theory only component of the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors.  This blended learning course comprises self-paced online learning, interactive live case discussions, reflective learning, and assessment.

Content includes:

  • Update on contraceptive options 
  • Contraceptive implant (Implanon NXT)
  • Current guidelines for STI screening including diagnosis and management 
  • Unintended pregnancy options 
  • Working with diverse groups including adolescents and people living with disability
  • Updates on the National Cervical Screening Program 
  • Menopause  
  • Men’s health
  • Other topics in the area of reproductive and sexual health  

Clinical placements are currently not offered for this course cohort but may change as resources becomes available.

Who should attend?

Doctors who wish to expand their knowledge and clinical skills in a range of topics on reproductive and sexual health.

Course structure

The course is offered over a five month period. It comprises self-paced online learning which includes: pre-reading, online activities, compulsory interactive live case studies sessions and viewing pre-recorded lectures.

Please note that attending the interactive live case studies is mandatory to complete this course and obtain your CPD points. If you are unable to attend, you will need to contact the education team ASAP.

Current live online compulsory interactive session times for the course

12 July 2022  15 November 2022
19 July 2022 | 6:00-7:00 PM  - Introductory Session
9 August 2022 | 6.00-8.00 PM  - Mandatory Attendance Required
23 August 2022 | 6.00-8.00 PM  - Mandatory Attendance Required
6 September 2022 | 6.00-7.30 PM  - Mandatory Attendance Required
4 October 2022 | 6.00-8.00 PM  - Mandatory Attendance Required
18 October 2022 | 6.00-7.30 PM  - Mandatory Attendance Required
25 October 2022 | 6.00-7.00 PM  - Q&A Recap Session

Eligibility / Prerequisite

  • Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • At least two years postgraduate experience is desirable.

Participants are required to have access to a suitable device with webcam, headset or speakers and microphone and adequate internet access.


To successfully complete the theory component of the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors course, participants are expected to complete and participate in all activities, including:

  • Completion of a predisposing activity and a reinforcing activity (RACGP requirement)
  • Completion of 16 self-paced online learning topics which include: pre-reading, online activities, case studies and viewing pre-recorded lectures
  • Attendance at five interactive live case study sessions
  • Completion of a written exam, role play assessment

Course cost


The next course will be on February 2023.

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete all course and assessment requirements will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program. The activity ID is 202204.  
 ACRRM ID: Feb-June 2021 Course: 21736 

9 hours under the Educational Activities Category approved. 8 hours under Performance Review.

Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services

Email: clinicaleducation@fpnsw.org.au 

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