Growing Healthcare Professionals knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Medicine

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Reproductive Medicine has progressed a long way since the first successful IVF baby in 1978 in the UK. Since then, there has been a dramatic increase in the demand for fertility services and whilst IVF still remains the remit of the specialist, increasing knowledge is required for the treatment and management of fertility issues at primary care level. This includes conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, which has a prevalence of 10% amongst females as well as low testosterone and erectile dysfunction amongst men.

Our course is designed to improve knowledge relating to Sexual and Reproductive Medicine, an area that is poorly taught in medical school and inadequately covered in postgraduate non-specialist training but is fundamental to individuals, couples and families, and the social and economic development of communities and nations.2

One in four couples may seek advice about infertility from their General Practitioner (GP) at some time in their life3 and is a common primary care problem yet not covered adequately in training. Our Sexual and Reproductive Medicine PGDip and MSc courses have been born out of a necessity to train and empower healthcare professionals to properly care for and support people with sexual and reproductive complaints.

Our Diploma and Masters courses in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine have been developed for GPs, doctors, nurses, physicians, and pharmacists exposed to patients with sexual and reproductive conditions, and those who wish to develop their skills in this area of work.

On completion of our course, students will be able to develop the following knowledge, understanding and skills to the appropriate level:

  • – A systematic understanding of the care of patients in Sexual and Reproductive medicine.
  • – A critical awareness of current issues affecting the care of patients undertaking treatments in sexual and reproductive medicine.
  • – An advanced knowledge of sexual and reproductive medicine that will facilitate decision-making in unpredictable and/or complex situations.
  • – An ability to use knowledge to adapt professional practice to meet the changing demands of health care systems.

If you are interested in applying for a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine or would like more information please visit our course page, or call our team on +44 (0) 29 2068 2050.

1fertilitynetworkuk.org/for-those-trying-to-become-parents/nhs-funding/nhs-funding-information-for-gps/
2apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/68754/1/WHO_RHR_04.8.pdf
3priory.com/fam/infertility.htm

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