Fertility, infertility and preconception care


Fertility, infertility and preconception care

All Jean Hailes ALMs are now closed and can no longer be completed as an accredited activity for the 2014-16 triennium.

We are currently assessing and completing administrative requirements for ALMs submitted during November and December 2016. You will receive your points and notification by 22 December 2016.

If you have not met the expected requirements we will notify you by 22 December. If you are required to resubmit ALM activities, RACGP points and certificates will be provided in January 2017.

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This ALM has been developed by Jean Hailes for Women's Health as part of the Your Fertility program, a national public education program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. It aims to improve health professionals' knowledge and understanding of fertility, infertility and preconception care (PCC). The module provides an overview of the causes of infertility, optimisation of natural fertility and recognition of indicators for specialist referral.

Duration

  • 6 hours

The entire ALM does not need to be completed in one sitting; participants can stop once an activity has been completed and start the next activity at a later date. Once activities are completed and submitted, they can be reviewed but not edited and answers can be printed.

Assessment

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is an accredited provider of high quality continuing professional development activities for health professionals. 
The content of each completed ALM will be assessed internally by Jean Hailes' RACGP QI&CPD accredited Education Activity Representatives. Participants may be asked to repeat and re-submit activities if they are do not meet the expected requirements.

RACGP QI&CPD points and certificates of completion will only be provided once submitted content meets the required standard.

Structure and content

  • Predisposing activity (self-reflection)
  • Structured learning activities (online and at your practice)
  • Reinforcing activity (self-reflection)
  • Evaluation questionnaire

Learning objectives

  • Identify the factors that influence fertility and pregnancy health
  • To describe opportunistic approaches to implementing preconception care
  • To recognise optimal PCC and develop a systematic approach to its provision in your practice
  • To recognise indications for specialist referral

RACGP: This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2014-16 triennium. 40 Category 1 points – approved for Women's Health. The activity number is 34618.

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ACRRM: This activity is accredited with 30 PRPD points and 30 O&G MOPS points. The activity code is 5506.
 
RANZCOG: Fellows of RANZCOG can claim 1 point per hour for educational activities under the RANZCOG CPD self-education category.

Assessment

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is an accredited provider of high quality continuing professional development activities for health professionals. 
The content of each completed ALM will be assessed internally by Jean Hailes' RACGP QI&CPD accredited Education Activity Representatives. Participants may be asked to repeat and re-submit activities if they are do not meet the expected requirements.

RACGP QI&CPD points and certificates of completion will only be provided once submitted content meets the required standard.

There are a range of evidence-based resources available for consumers and health practitioners:

Other papers of interest:

Hammarberg K, Making healthy babies: the need for education, Medical Observer, 2012

Hammarberg K, Fertility - No quick fix for aging, Medical Observer, 2014

Hammarberg K, Health check: How to get pregnant, The Conversation, 2014

Hammarberg K & Clarke V, Reasons for delaying childbearing, Australian Family Physician, 2005

Shub A et al, Pregnant women's knowledge of weight, weight gain, complications of obesity and weight management strategies in pregnancy, BMC Res Notes, 2013

Other references (not open access):

Beckmann MM et al, Does preconception care work? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2014

Derbyshire E, Preparing for pregnancy: A body weight perspective and update of the literature, Current Nutrition and Food Science, 2011

Biro MA et al, Advanced maternal age and obstetric morbidity for women giving birth in Victoria, Australia: A population based study, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2012

Mutsaerts et al, Effects of paternal and maternal lifestyle factors on pregnancy complications and perinatal outcome. A population-based birth-cohort study: the GECKO Drenthe cohort, Human Reproduction, 2014

McLean M & Wellons M, Optimizing natural fertility: the role of lifestyle modification, Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics of North America, 2012


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