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76885 - STI e-learning program - a resource for health professionals

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This is a free online learning program funded by the Department of Health Western Australia with the primary aim of increasing the knowledge and skills in managing sexually transmitted infections through the education of medical practitioners, nurses and other professionals in Western Australia.

Relevance to General Practice

Globally STIs are the main preventable cause of infertility, particularly in women. (1) Between 10% and 40% of women with untreated chlamydial infection develop symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease. The most common STI notifications in Western Australia are Chlamydia trachomatis, followed by Neisseria gonorrhoea.(2) (1) World Health Organization. Sexually transmitted infections. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2007. (2) Department of Health Western Australia. The epidemiology of notifiable sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australia 2011. Perth: Department of Health Western Australia, 2013.

Learning outcomes
  • Summarise the epidemiological trends, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and management of common sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
  • Identify practice policies and clinical practices which facilitate screening and discussion about STIs in their clinical setting.
  • Recommend an appropriate approach to examination and testing upon presentation of common STI syndromes.
  • Discuss STI diagnosis and management, screening, disease notification and contract tracing.
  • Identify useful resources for patients and clinical staff in the management of STIs.
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    76885 - STI e-learning program - a resource for health professionals
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