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Health History and Risk Assessment course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
General Medicine / Specialist
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This session looks at the taking of medical history, including sexual history. It also discusses risk assessment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy. 

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • 2.1 Take an appropriate medical history without the use of pro-formas
  • 2.2 Conduct a sexual health risk assessment

Sexual health can have a significant impact on general health, yet it is considered a private and delicate subject for most people, so potentially more difficult to talk about. However it is necessary to address, as unwanted pregnancy and STIs are issues that continue to have an impact on the health of the population. The history taker should acknowledge the discomfort a patient may feel and reassure them.

Instructors / Speakers
Dr Emily Gilbert,
Specialist Doctor (Sexual and Reproductive Health)

Emily graduated from Birmingham University in 1989. During 20 years as a General Practitioner she developed an interest and skills in SRH. Since 2014 she has been working solely in sexual health and been a faculty trainer since 2010.

She is currently a specialist doctor for the Weston Area Health Trust.

Ms Caroline Gumbley,
Practice Nurse and Faculty Registered Trainer and a Nurse representative on FSRH General Training Committee

Caroline qualified from the Nightingale School of Nursing, St Thomas's Hospital in 1985. For the last 27 years she has worked as a Practice Nurse in Wiltshire. Her main interests are women's health, diabetes and the training of colleagues.

Throughout her career she has developed skills in contraception and sexual health, including the FSRH Diploma (DFSRH) and letters of competence (LOCs) in subdermal implants and IUC insertion. She is a Faculty Registered Trainer and a Nurse representative on FSRH General Training Committee.

Health History and Risk Assessment course for Medical Doctors
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Sexual health
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