This SCA is designed to complete the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors. This certificate is designed to increase confidence in managing reproductive and sexual health consultations in the primary health care setting. Participants will be supervised by an experienced clinician while gaining confidence and skills managing reproductive and sexual health consultations.
The Theory course is a prerequisite for this training.
Relevance to General Practice
This Certificate course enhances the ability of GPs to provide services in a complex and specialised area of reproductive and sexual health. It is recognised by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, RANZCOG and Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. The GP Registrars Australia consider this course ‘to be a very useful course before starting general practice terms, or to up-skill once in general practice’. Rural GPs have indicated need for training in sexual health, especially when providing sexual health services to young people. For overseas trained doctors working in “areas of medical workforce need” with little experience of Australian culture regarding reproductive health, the FPAA National Certificate course offers accredited national assessment comprising communication skills, medical knowledge and clinical skills.
- Counsel clients with regard to the client's own requirements for contraception
- Identify and use evidence based guidelines and systems for the appropriate management and follow up of reproductive and sexual health problems in practice *
- Discuss and provide information about STIs, including their epidemiology, prevention, testing procedures, diagnosis and treatment
- Perform a vulval, vaginal and pelvic examination and take a cervical screening test
- Identify an awareness of one's own practice limitation and refer appropriately
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Men's health
- Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
- Women's health
- Sexual and reproductive health