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Activity description


Family Planning NSW

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, FPAA National Certificate course offers accredited national assessment comprising communication skills, medical knowledge and clinical skills.

Learning outcomes

  1. Counsel clients with regard to the client's own requirements for contraception
  2. Identify/use evidence based guidelines/systems for the appropriate management and follow up of reproductive and sexual health problems in practice (safety LO).
  3. Discuss and provide information about STIs, including their epidemiology, prevention, testing procedures, diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Perform a vulval, vaginal and pelvic examination and take a cervical screening test.
  5. Identify an awareness of one's own practice limitation and refer appropriately.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Men's health
  • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
  • Women's health
  • Sexual and reproductive health

This activity is also available on these dates

Specific requirements
Women's Health
QI activity
Grant eligible
Obstetric Grant - 5 days

Session summary


Tuesday 1 Jan 2019 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time




Face to face




By invitation only

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Susan Monckton
T: 02 8752 4382