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Women's Health for Primary Care Clinicians

Duration: 2 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 16 - Price: £290.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

This course is designed for nurses, doctors and other allied health professionals using evidence based practice to develop and increase their knowledge base on women's health issues, so they can deliver and promote effective health care for women who present in primary care settings.

Course Content

Cervical screening

  • The current programme with recent and likely future modifications
  • HPV update including HPV vaccines
  • Practical with pelvic models
  • Accessing hard to reach populations ideas about how to

Other screening

  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Cardiovascular (relevant to contraceptive and HRT prescribing as well as general health)

History taking and assessment

  • Why it is a key component of patient assessment
  • Complexity and processes involved
  • Identification of care priorities

Vulval disorders

  • The importance of examining the vulva
  • Anatomy
  • Skin abnormalities and their initial assessment and treatment within primary care


  • Understanding the menopause - definition and diagnosis, physiology and what women experience
  • HRT options type/routes /regimes/risks and benefits of HRT
  • Assessing need and suitability for HRT
  • Alternatives to HRT for symptom management
  • Perimenopause contraception
  • Premature menopause/Early Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Practical case scenarios

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

  • The different types, why and who is doing it
  • The law and our obligations as clinicians
  • The practical difficulties of managing the problem in the UK

Course Aims and Outcomes

Develop an understanding of common womens health conditions and how to manage them in the primary care setting

Working knowledge of the different screening programmes and what they entail

Understand the importance of good history taking and assessment

Able to formulate a differential diagnosis in order to get a definitive one

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Course Venues and Prices

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Professionals training professionals

M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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