FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors

This comprehensive course for doctors will expand your knowledge and develop practical skills in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care.

The FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors is a nationally accredited course consisting of a 5-day theoretical module followed by 7 to 9 clinical training sessions.

Course Outline

The FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors is awarded on successful completion of both the theoretical and clinical modules.

The theoretical component of this course covers the latest in clinical research, interactive case discussions, reflective learning and more.

Topics covered in the theory component include:

  • IUDs*
  • Contraceptive implant*
  • Common gynaecological problems
  • Menopause
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Cervical screening guidelines
  • Contraception
  • Fertility and subfertility
  • Sexual violence
  • Andrology and urology
  • Pregnancy options and abortion services
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vulval dermatology
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual and reproductive health within Aboriginal communities
  • Prolapse and incontinence

Please note: This certificate does not include certification in IUD or contraceptive implant insertion training. SHINE SA offers the following: IUD Insertion Training and Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Insertion Training.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the theoretical component on this course you must have:

  • a minimum of one year of postgraduate experience in community based general practice or obstetrics & gynaecology

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements but feel you have previous experience that is relevant to the course, you can apply for recognition of prior learning. Please submit a summary of this experience (no more than a single page) to courses@shinesa.org.au with a covering email.

 

To be eligible for the clinical training sessions you must:

  • have an interest in reproductive and sexual health and have basic experience in gynaecological examination
  • be currently working in a field that will allow you to reinforce clinical training, such as community based general practice or O&G
  • have current registration with AHPRA as a medical practitioner, contraceptive implant certification and current DCSI child related screening

 

Clinical training sessions take place after completion of the 5-day theory course. The sessions are direct hands-on training at SHINE SA clinics, with support from senior SHINE SA clinicians.

SHINE SA is a secondary referral centre for sexual and reproductive health. The clinics will extend your practical skills and knowledge.

Clinical training is applied for on the assumption of the above eligibility criteria and can be refused or terminated due to lack of basic competency.

Once your application for clinical placement has been recieved it may take 4-6 weeks for you to be contacted by the Clinical Placement Coordinator. Clinical placement can be commenced up to 18 months after completing the theory training and due to high demand not all participants will be placed immediately after the course.

Course Details

Accreditation/Recognition

The FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors is awarded on successful completion of both the theoretical and clinical modules.

A SHINE SA Statement of Attendance is awarded to participants who have completed the theory module.

  • This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program.
  • This activity is accredited with ACRRM.

Course Cost

FPAA Theory Course: $1995

Clinical Training Sessions (Clinical Placement): $1000
Only applicable upon completion of the theory module within the last 12 months

Course Dates

FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors

Date start: 27 June 2022
Date end: 01 July 2022
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location:

AMPHEaT
313 Payneham Rd,
Royston Park SA 5070

Status: Closed

Clinical Placement


Date start: 01 July 2022
Date end: 30 December 2022
Status: Closed

For enquiries, please email courses@shinesa.org.au or call 8300 5318.

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