The Impact of Infections on Reproductive Health - SWCH9012

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Women's and Children's Health

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is delivered entirely online and examines the epidemiology, symptoms and management of a variety of infectious diseases from the perspective of their potential impact on reproductive health outcomes for both males and females. It is likely to be most relevant to those working primarily in a reproductive health setting-in particular gynaecologists in training, sexual health physicians, primary care physicians and family planning practitioners as well as nurses, counsellors and scientists with a special interest in this field.
This course will cover 6 topics:
• Common Vaginal Infections
• Human Papilloma Virus
• Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections
• Viral Sexually Transmitted Infections
• Infections impacting on Pregnancy Outcomes
• Sexual and Reproductive Health- Population and Public Health Issues

Course Aims

This course aims to examine infections, including sexually transmitted infections, from the perspective of their impact on reproductive health.

Learning Outcomes

  • After completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • • Describe the potential impact of various infections on reproductive health and pregnancy outcomes and apply this knowledge to situations likely to be encountered in clinical practice
  • • Discuss the investigation and management of various infections, sexually transmitted and other, on reproductive health and pregnancy outcomes
  • • Provide competent, evidence-based and balanced advice to patients/clients requesting advice as to reducing the risk of sexual and reproductive tract infections
  • • Understand the implications of public health strategies designed to minimise the impact of infections on reproductive health outcomes- including screening, immunisation and partner notification
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