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Activity description

104253 - Menopause and HRT

HealthEd Pty Ltd

Update on current menopause management for those GPs who have attended the Women's and Children's Health Update 2017-2019

Relevance to General Practice

There is a great need for well-researched information about quality medical management of menopausal symptoms to be urgently available to women and General Practitioners. This subject has been given so much unscientific media attention. An entire industry based on “natural” alternatives to prescription medicine has developed in response; some of this is ineffective and some is considered dangerous.

General Practitioners are perfectly positioned to explain the current research findings and novel options to patients. In fact, the great number of Australian women who might be interested in such information would ensure that it would be frankly prohibitive to refer them all to specialists for such advice.

Learning outcomes

  1. identify patients who are menopausal and establish severity of symptoms
  2. update and improve understanding of the various treatment modalities (eg HRT, lifestyle, non-HRT drugs) for menopause and how to tailor for individual patient
  3. learn how to communicate with patients about common consumer concerns, misconceptions and questions regarding menopause and its evidence based management
  4. evidence based monitoring of patients receiving HRT to reduce risk of adverse effects, cancer risk
  5. evidence based examination of common barriers to using HRT

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Effective communication is used in challenging situations

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

  • Women's health
  • Sexual and reproductive health

Partnering organisations


Activity sponsor

Specific requirements
Women's Health

Session summary


Monday 31 Jul 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time







By invitation only

Target Audience


For more information contact...

ramesh manocha
T: 0418270786