101463 - Diagnosis & Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- : Online
This free Active Learning Module (ALM) has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, its diagnosis and key management principles.
It covers the following points:
• Signs, symptoms and causes of PCOS
• Diagnosis and assessment
• Reproductive, metabolic and psychological health implications of PCOS
• Guide to consultation
• Key principles of PCOS management and treatment
The ALM aims to assist health professionals to improve care and management of women with PCOS.
To register, please visit: https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-professionals/active-learning-modules.
Releva nce to General Practice
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic condition that affects 12 – 21 per cent of reproductive-aged women across Australia. PCOS has serious implications for women’s health, affecting fertility, physical health and emotional wellbeing. It is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility and places women at a higher risk of pregnancy-related diabetes and complications.
PCOS is also associated with metabolic conditions, including an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Women with PCOS also have an increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and clinical signs of atherosclerosis. PCOS has significant mental health and psychological impacts, affecting quality of life. The estimated health care cost of PCOS in Australia is approximately $400 million annually. Up to 70% of Australian women with PCOS remain undiagnosed, representing a key challenge for management and treatment.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of PCOS
- Confidently diagnose PCOS and provide a patient management plan
- Discuss the key principles for PCOS management and treatment
- Identify appropriate educational resources for patients experiencing PCOS