Training and support
Below are some professional development, training and support services for health professionals and others who may wish to further their skills in sexual and reproductive health.
The Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health currently offer 12 free and accredited learning modules on rural sexual health care. The modules can be taken individually or as a group, with RACGP and CDP points allocated accordingly:
- Module 1: Introduction to models of sexual health care in rural settings
- Module 2 :Cornerstones of sexual health care
- Module 3: STI treatment and management
- Module 4: Youth and trust
- Module 5: Privacy and confidentiality
- Module 6: Pharmaceutical Access
- Module 7: Contact tracing in a small community
- Module 8: Avoiding sexuality assumptions
- Module 9: National Cervical Screening Program
- Module 10: Service Delivery of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTOP) in a rural context
- Module 11: Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
- Module 12: Syphilis
Family Planning Victoria offer a variety of certificate and non-certificate courses, for professionals including doctors, nurses and midwives, teachers, youth and community workers and disability professionals. Course topics include:
- IUD insertion
- Working with young people: A guide to supporting access to sexual health services
- Introduction to sexuality and disability for residential and day services staff
- Answering Questions with Confidence – Relationships and Sexuality Education
- Unplanned Pregnancy
- Teaching Contraception, Sexually Transmissible Infections and Blood Borne Viruses within school settings
The women's Clinical Champion Network is a state-wide program that aims to improve access to safe and effective medical and surgical abortion and long acting contraception care by increasing training and capacity within outer metro, regional hospitals and primary healthcare.
GPs who wish to become a certified prescriber of MS-2 Step will need to register online, and complete the free online training module.
A private online community for primary health care providers who are interested in increasing women's access to long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) and medical abortion. This Community of Practice is designed to help clinicians connect with peers and access expert knowledge and information.
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