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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Assessment and Management

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
7 Hours
True Relationships & Reproductive Health

This course aims to increase clinicians’ confidence in offering STI screening, managing pathology, promoting safe sex, and supporting partner notification. Clinicians who complete this course will be able to conduct relevant investigations, diagnose pathology, and treat or refer the patient appropriately.

Delivery method

  • Self-paced, online
  • ~7 hours duration

Who should register?

  • General practitioners
  • Nurse practitioners
  • International medical graduates and medical students
  • GP registrars
  • Registered nurses
  • Registered midwives
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners

Medical or nursing qualifications are advantageous.

Course overview
PLEASE NOTE – This course is one of the seven modules of the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors course

This course aims to upskill clinicians with evidence-based information in:

  • Sexual health counselling
  • Presentation and clinical consultation of common and of some rare STIs
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and management of common and of some rare STIs

The course consists of 8 modules, which are embedded with clinical images, diagrams, case studies, and links to references and resources with knowledge checks throughout.

Short assessments are included to test knowledge.

Course outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the aetiology, epidemiology, pathology, and presentation of viral, bacterial, and protozoal STIs
  • Describe known public health interventions against STIs
  • Apply national STI guidelines to screen, diagnose, manage, and follow up
  • Support a patient to participate in partner notification

An electronic Statement of Completion will be awarded upon completion of the course. 

This statement can be used to support a clinician’s annual declaration of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of their registration requirements. Minimum CPD hours for completed training: 7

1) 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.

2) Can I print the online content to read?
This course is delivered entirely online. True does not recommend printing this online content. There are links to further resources within the course, which may be suitable to print if necessary.

3) Do I have to complete the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors course?
No, this is a stand-alone course that can be completed independently.

Modules / Topics

Module 1: Introduction

  • Rules of clinical practice
  • Role of the health care professional
  • Sexual health counselling
  • Contact tracing and partner notification
  • Epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial stewardship

Module 2: STIs and common symptoms

  • Settings and categories
  • Symptoms
  • Pathogens
  • Candidiasis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Chlamydia trachomatis serovar D-K
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Trichomonas vaginalis

Module 3: STIs and syndromes

  • Genital warts
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Anogenital herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Donovanosis
  • Chancroid

Module 4: STIs and systemic presentations

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Epididymo-orchitis
  • Sexually acquired reactive arthritis (SARA)

Module 5: Retroviruses HIV-1 and HTLV-1

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Human T Leukaemia Virus (HTLV)

Module 6: Viral hepatitis

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

Module 7: Ectoparasites

  • Pediculosis pubis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei

Module 8: Resources

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Assessment and Management
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Sexual health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
7 Hours
CPD Points
7 Hours
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