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Epidemiology and Transmission of STIs course for Nurses

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e-Learning for Healthcare
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Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This session describes the epidemiology, risk factors, signs, symptoms and complications of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  • 9.1.1 List common and important STIs in the UK and name their causative organisms (chlamydia, gonorrhoea, TV, HIV, Hep B, Hep C, herpes, syphilis and genital warts)
  • 9.1.2 Demonstrate awareness of symptoms, complications and risk factors for STI
  • 9.1.3 Discuss reduction of risk with a person at risk of contracting STI

The incidence of STIs in the UK continues to increase. In 2018, there were 447 694 diagnoses of STIs in England, which was a 5% increase from the 2017 figures.

Instructors / Speakers
Dr Katie Boog,
Consultant in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health

Dr Boog is a consultant in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health in an integrated sexual health service in Fife. Prior to undertaking CSRH training in the East Midlands, she spent 3 years working as a Sexual Health and HIV registrar in Australia. Her special interests include complex contraception, medical education and sexually transmitted infections.

Dr Boog is a Faculty-Registered Trainer, a member of the MFSRH OSCE examination group and lead question writer for the Multi Specialty Recruitment Assessment for CSRH. She has contributed to FSRH CEU guidelines on 'Contraception for women over 40' and 'Combined hormonal contraception' and written accompanying summaries of these for primary care journals. She is the author of the RCOG e-learning module 'Sexual Health and HIV'.

Epidemiology and Transmission of STIs course for Nurses
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