|Mon 16 Nov – Thu 19 Nov 2020||17hrs online + 4 days||Online & Virtual Classroom||Open now|
|Mon 1 Feb – Thu 4 Feb 2021||10hrs online + 4 days||Box Hill||Open now|
This intensive and comprehensive course for doctors provides training for excellence in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health in primary care.
- Reproductive anatomy and physiology
- Discussions covering reproduction, sex and diversity
- Sexual and reproductive health matters specific to men
- Sexual and reproductive health matters specific to women
- Unintended pregnancy choices
- Sexually transmissible infections
- Legal issues around sexual assault, family violence and young people
For the August and November courses, 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 comprises
Theory: For August and November, the eLearning theory course component consists of online learning both before and after the course dates. During the scheduled course dates, you will join our presenters in our virtual classroom for interactive sessions from your own device.
At present, the February 2021 theory course is scheduled to be presented through a combination of online and face-to-face learning, however this is subject to change depending on government advice on gatherings in COVID-19 pandemic. This course is scheduled to include 4 days of onsite learning at our Box Hill location, and 10 hours of online learning in advance of the onsite courses.
The online learning sessions can be accessed up to 4 weeks prior to the face-to-face or virtual classroom course dates.
We are not currently offering registration for exam and clinical placements for the August or November courses, but these will be available as options in the future.
Written exam: (short answer and multiple-choice questions) 70 minutes
Role-play exam: comprising doctor/patient scenarios.
Clinical placements: Minimum of 7 practical sessions at our Box Hill or city clinic (3.5 hours each).
It is possible to undertake the clinical placements in another state. In this case, please pay the theory and exam fee to FPV, and contact the family planning organisation in your selected state to arrange your clinical placements. Please note: fees and arrangements of other family planning organisations may vary from those of FPV and availability of clinical placements may vary.
Course completion extensions will be provided with increased flexibility in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who would benefit from this course?
"Fantastic course! Would definitely recommend for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of sexual health."
Entry requirements / Eligibility
Each participant must hold an MBBS or equivalent.
Participants should have completed a minimum of 1 year post internship and have some general practice or gynaecology outpatients experience.
Our Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health course is available for medical practitioners who have more limited experience of women’s reproductive and sexual health in the Australian context.
To undertake the practical component, participants must have current medical registration with AHPRA and current medical indemnity insurance.
If you have any restrictions on your registration, please discuss these prior to registering for clinical placements to check eligibility.
All course participants completing any of their clinical placement component at Family Planning Victoria sites must obtain a national police check (included in the cost of course). This must be processed and accepted before placement can commence, which can take over a week.
The FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors is awarded to participants who successfully complete the theory, exam and clinical placements.
Participants who choose to only complete the theory course receive an FPV Statement of Attendance and are eligible for 40 RACGP Accredited Women’s Health points.
To be awarded the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health the participant is required to pass all course requirements, including examinations and clinical competencies.
"I loved this course, didn’t want it to end! It was informative, enjoyable, incredibly well organised and provided up to date information."
Accreditation / Recognition
Theory: 40 RACGP CPD Accredited Activity Women’s Health points apply (accredited 2020-22 triennium)
Clinical: 40 RACGP CPD Accredited Activity Women’s Health points apply (accredited 2020-22 triennium)
Theory course RACGP Rural Procedural Grant approved for 5 day Obstetrics grant.
Clinical course RACGP Rural Procedural Grant approved for 4 day Obstetrics grant
- Theory course only - $1765 (GST does not apply)
- Theory and exam course - $2055 (GST does not apply)
- Theory, exam and clinical placements - $2895 (GST does not apply)
Registration includes the following:
- a copy of Contraception: An Australian clinical practice handbook (4th Edition)
- resource links and reference articles
Course registration requires full payment of the course fees unless other arrangements have been made with the course coordinator.
901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill