Course Date(s)

Course Date(s) Duration Location Availability
Mon 26 OctFri 30 Oct 2020 5 days Box Hill Open now

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Course overview

This course provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on a broad range of reproductive and sexual health topics. It explores the physiological, social and environmental aspects of reproductive and sexual health using current research findings, clinical guidelines, and the knowledge and experience of experts in the field.

Course content

  • Reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Sexual history taking
  • Discussions covering reproduction, sex and diversity
  • Vulval and vaginal health
  • Penis, prostate and testicular health
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy choices
  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • Young people, sex and the law

For this course, participants will be required to attend a series of interactive live virtual classroom sessions at designated times during the day. Due to course requirements these sessions must be attended at the scheduled times and cannot be watched at a later date. In addition participants will be required to complete a series of eLearning modules that they may undertake in their own time. For more information see the provisional timetable here (subject to change).


The course

Theory: The May course will be delivered using a mixture of online learning and virtual classroom sessions. Content from these online session will be accessible during and after the course dates. During the course, a virtual classroom schedule will enable you to join our presenters in interactive sessions online.

At present, the October course is scheduled to be presented across 5 days on site at our Box Hill location, however this course may also be available as an online course. More information will be announced soon.

We are not in a position to be able to offer clinical placements at present. Clinical placements will be available again in the future.

Entry requirements / Eligibility

  • For the May course, access to an electronic device such as a computer or tablet and access to the internet.
  • Registered nurses (Division 1) registered midwives (Division 1) and enrolled nurses (Division 2) are eligible to complete the course.
  • Evidence of current national registration through Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will be required as part of registration.
  • Training may be considered for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and/or practitioners.
  • Previous experience in reproductive and sexual health is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Family Planning Victoria requires a National Criminal History Check (Police Check) to be conducted prior to all students completing clinical placements.

Who would benefit from this course?

Registered nurses (division 1) and registered midwives (division 1) wanting to gain a broad overview of reproductive and sexual health.

"I was looking forward to the FPV course but it still far exceeded my expectations. The staff and teachers were extremely enthusiastic and welcoming ... I particularly enjoyed the robust level of evidence based practice and high-quality research used by FPV ... this course has improved my practice in all areas, not just this particular specialty."

— Alice Kett, Attendee, Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing) course, 2016.​

Outcome

Family Planning Victoria’s Certificate of Completion: Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (Nursing).

Total Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours: 45

Cost

$1465 (GST free)

Registration

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Contact us

Clinical Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111 

Email: clinicaleducation@fpv.org.au