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Introduction to Sexual & Reproductive Health

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
22 hours
True Relationships & Reproductive Health

Course overview
This online course is designed to provide an overview of all areas of sexual and reproductive health. This foundation will enable you to progress on to other learning.

The course consists of 10 modules and each module is divided into separate units. Within the units are readings and links to articles that should be completed as you progress through each unit. There are short quizzes and activities to check your knowledge and understanding within each module.

Course Info

Course outcomes
This online course aims to enable participants to develop knowledge and understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues in a variety of contexts and provide an opportunity to identify options for sexual and reproductive health promotion.

 Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Critically reflect upon personal attitudes and values towards sexual health
  • Discuss the issues and processes of sexual and reproductive development and disease processes through the lifespan
  • Examine issues, attitudes and choices that impact upon sexual expression and behaviour, and promotion of sexual and reproductive health
  • Identify factors that influence reproductive and contraceptive choices
  • Describe the main health issues affecting male and female sexual and reproductive health

CPD information
On successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Completion. This statement can be used to support a participant’s annual declaration of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of their registration requirements.

Minimum CPD hours for completed training: 22

How long do I have to complete the course?
You have 6 months from the date of registration/payment to access the course content. This is to ensure that you are accessing the most up-to-date version of the course. 
Can I print the online content to read?
This course is delivered entirely online. True does not recommend printing online course content. There are links to further resources within the course, which may be suitable for printing if necessary.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Medical or nursing qualifications are advantageous but not necessary.

Modules / Topics

Module 1: Reproductive anatomy and physiology

  • Short introduction, provided free of charge with each package

Module 2: Sexually Transmissible Infections 1

  • 3-4 hours duration
  • Safer sex practices and the role of the health professional
  • Viral infections

Module 3: Sexually Transmissible Infections 2

  • 3-4 hours duration
  • Bacterial infections
  • Parasites
  • Populations and situations

Module 4: Contraception 1

  • 3-4 hours duration
  • Barrier methods
  • Fertility awareness based methods
  • Sterilisation

Module 5: Contraception 2

  • 3-4 hours duration
  • Pills and rings
  • LARC
  • Emergency contraception

Module 6: Fertility and pregnancy

  • 2-3 hours duration
  • Fertility and infertility
  • Becoming pregnant and continuing a pregnancy
  • Unintended pregnancy

Module 7: Female reproductive health issues

  • 2-3 hours duration
  • Lower urinary tract and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Cervical screening
  • Breast screening and breast cancer
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Menopause
  • Ageing and lifestyle

Module 8: Understanding vulval and vaginal health

  • 2-3 hours duration
  • The vulva and vagina
  • Common conditions (non-STI-related)
  • Female genital mutilation

Module 9: Male reproductive health

  • 2-3 hours duration
  • Hormones in men
  • Prostate and urinary concerns
  • Penis problems
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Testicular concerns

Module 10: Sexual violence

  • 2-3 hours duration
  • Definitions
  • Social and economic costs
  • Risk factors
  • The role of the health professional
Introduction to Sexual & Reproductive Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Reproductive health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
22 hours
CPD Points
22 Hours
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