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Medical Abortion Online

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Course description

This course provides professional development for GPs, nurses and midwives who want to update their knowledge about the provision of medical abortion in Australia, with a focus on NSW. Delivered online clinicians can complete the course in a flexible way to suit their learning needs. Topics covered include:

  • Medical abortion in Australia and legal issues 
  • Medications for medical abortion: an overview 
  • Practical considerations 
  • The consultation: assessment for medical abortion 
  • Follow up post medical abortion and contraception
  • Clinical scenarios and complications 

After completing the course clinicians will be able to establish an appropriate model of care for medical abortion in their setting and manage the medical abortion assessment consultation, medication prescription, aftercare and the complications that might arise post abortion.

Who should attend?

GPs, nurses and midwives working in reproductive and sexual health. 

Course structure

Self-paced online learning

4 hours

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Experience and knowledge in reproductive and sexual health.

It is mandatory for GPs offering medical abortion services to complete the MS-2Step  training provided by MS Health.

Participants are required to have access to a suitable device and adequate internet access.


Satisfactory completion of topic quizzes and interactive case studies.

Course cost


Participants can download course resources.

Recognition / Accreditation

This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program [8 points] for the 2020-2022 Triennium. Activity ID 225607 

ACRRM PDP Accredited Activity points pending

This course is equivalent to 4 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.

Further information

Contact: Course Administration Unit, Education Services

Phone: (02) 8752 4300 press 1 for Education Services

Email: education@fpnsw.org.au

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