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

Course description

If you are a doctor (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:

  • Contraceptive options 
  • 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.





23 July 2024



Welcome and introduction to FPAA course


(attendance optional)



6 August 2024





Contraception case studies and discussion




20 August 2024




STI case studies and discussion




3 September 2024



Cervical screening case studies and discussion




24 September 2024




Menopause case studies and discussion




15 October 2024



Sex and the law case studies and discussion




15 October 2024



Q&A recapping of course


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 - hosted on Microsoft Teams.
  • Completing 100% of the online course work including opening all documents, watching all videos, and completing all quizzes before being eligible to undertake the written exam and role play assessment
  • Completion of a written exam, role play assessment

Course cost


The next course will be on July 2024.

Recognition / Accreditation

Royal Australian College of General Practitioner Accreditation for 2023-2025 triennium

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

 Activity ID: 401286. 29 hours under Educational Activities. 23 hours under Reviewing Performance.

Family Planning NSW endorsed

This course is accredited with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Further information

Contact: Education Team

Phone: 1300 372 372 press 3 then 1

Email: clinicaleducation@fpnsw.org.au

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