Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program (RSH-CAP) Theory (Online)

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Course description

This course is designed for nurses and midwives who wish to function in an extended clinical role as a practitioner in the specialty of reproductive and sexual health. It is suitable for those who are working, or wish to work in General Practice, Family Planning, Sexual Health, HIV/ AIDS, Women's Health, Drug and Alcohol, Gynaecology, Midwifery, Youth and Corrective Services.

This course is the theory only component of the Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program.

Content includes:

  • History taking
  • Contraception
  • Disability
  • Cervical screening
  • Breast health
  • Sexually transmissible infections (STIs)
  • Pregnancy options 
  • Men’s health

Clinical placements are currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions

Who should attend?

Registered nurses and midwives.

Course structure

The course is offered over a four month period. It comprises a blend of self-paced online learning, discussion forums, live interactive webinars, reflective learning and assessment tasks.

Pre-webinar activities

Participants will have access to the online learning activities before each interactive webinar. Completion of online learning includes pre-reading, activities, case studies and videos. This learning will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

Interactive webinars

There are 6 live, interactive webinars offered in the first 6 weeks of the program (see study plan).

Post-webinar activities

Over 20 weeks participants will complete a series of online learning activities and assessment tasks. 

Dates

8 February 2021 - 22 March 2021

Live online session times

9:00AM - 12:30PM Monday 8 February 2021
5:00PM - 6:00PM Tuesday 23 February 2021
5:00PM - 6:00PM  Wednesday 10 March 2021
9:00AM - 11:00AM  Monday 22 March 2021

Location

Online

Eligibility / Prerequisite

Registered Nurses and Midwives will need to:

  • Hold current unconditional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Hold 12 months post-registration experience

Enrolled Nurses will need to:

  • Hold current unconditional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Be employed in the general practice, sexual, reproductive or women's health environment, where another practitioner, either a registered nurse or doctor has skills and knowledge in reproductive and sexual health and can provide clinical support where required.

Assessment

To successfully complete the theory component of the Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program, participants are expected to participate in all activities, and successfully complete the online workbook topics, online forum discussions, case presentations and a written examination.

Course cost

$1,790

Recognition / Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete all assessment requirements will be issued with a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program.

 

 

 Participants who successfully complete all assessment requirements will be issued with a Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health – Theory only.

This course is equivalent to 88 hours to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for CPD.

On completion of the Reproductive and Sexual Health - Clinical Accreditation Program, Registered Nurses may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the postgraduate subject 'Speciality Practice' (6 credit points) offered by the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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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