This course provides the knowledge component of the Menopause Special Skills training module. It will enhance the clinical confidence and practice of any doctor or experienced nurse working in primary care or women’s health. It will explain the evidence base and encourage a reflective and yet pragmatic approach using an interactive lecture and workshop format. Delegates will learn to apply their new knowledge in a way that is relevant to their working environment.
What is the Menopause Special Skills Module?
This is a combined theory and practical training module aimed at doctors and nurses who work regularly in the field of women’s health. Attendance at the theoretical course will result in a certificate of attendance which, if followed by the completion of competence-based practical training and assessment, will earn a Certificate in Menopause Care. An Advanced Certificate may be awarded to those who have satisfied the criteria for the Certificate and who have undertaken further competence-based practical training. A doctor with a Certificate in Menopause Care has the necessary skills to work within a dedicated menopause clinic and those holding an Advanced Certificate would be suitable to lead specialist menopause services.
Why consider this course?
This course provides the theory component of the menopause special skills training module. It will enhance the practice and clinical confidence of any doctor or experienced nurse working in primary care or women’s health. It will explain the evidence base and encourage a reflective and pragmatic approach using an interactive lecture and workshop format.
Delegates will learn to apply their new knowledge in a way that is relevant to their working environment. Subsequent practical training for those wishing to proceed to certification can be organised by contacting the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Extended training to the level of an Advanced Certificate would be required to become a GPwSI taking referrals from colleagues.
Management of the Menopause (6thedition), the handbook of the British Menopause Society, provides essential information and represents the course syllabus. It will be issued prior to attendance and should be read in order to derive best value from the course.
Who are the medical course organisers?
Dr Heather Currie, Associate Specialist Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, BMS Chairman, Co-Editor of Post Reproductive Health and MD of Menopause Matters; Dr Julie Ayres, Specialty Doctor in Gynaecology, BMS Member and Communications Officer, Yorkshire Menopause Society; and Mrs Elaine Stephens, Senior Menopause Clinical Nurse Specialist, BMS Member and Administrator, West Midlands Menopause Society.
How do I register for the course?
The cost of the course is £425.00. You can obtain a copy of the booking form or register on-line. Payment via credit/debit card can also be made over the telephone on 01628 890 199. Refunds for cancellations will only be given up to 30 days before the course start date and will incur a £30 administration charge.
Download the full programme details and the booking form here.