Diagnosis and management of PCOS 2017-19


Diagnosis and management of PCOS 2017-19

This Active Learning Module (ALM) has been developed to improve health professionals' knowledge and understanding of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), its diagnosis and key management principles. 

It covers the following points:

  • Signs, symptoms and causes of PCOS
  • Diagnosis and assessment 
  • Reproductive, metabolic and psychological health implications of PCOS
  • Guide to consultation
  • Key principles of PCOS management and treatment

The ALM aims to assist health professionals to improve care and management of women with PCOS.

Duration and general information

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. You can print your submitted answers and the recommended responses (where applicable) by revisiting the activities.

These ALMs have been designed to be completed on a laptop, desktop or tablet (not phones).

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

There are four components to the ALM which will take approximately 6 hours to complete: 

  • Pre-disposing activity (self-reflection)
  • Structured learning component (online and back at your practice activities)
  • Reinforcing activity (self-reflection)
  • Evaluation questionnaire (essential to complete this to receive CPD points)

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of the ALM, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of PCOS
  • Confidently diagnose PCOS and provide a patient management plan
  • Discuss the key principles for PCOS management and treatment
  • Identify appropriate educational resources for patients experiencing PCOS

RACGP: This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017 – 2019 triennium. 40 Category 1 points – approved for Women's Health. The activity number is 101463.

Download the RACGP feedback form.

ACRRM: This activity is accredited with 30 PRPD points and 30 Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Women's Health MOPS points. The activity code is 9749.

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.

Access the Jean Hailes PCOS Health Professional Tool and other tools to support PCOS assessment and management by visiting our Tools webpage.

Other references (not open access):

Podfigurna-Stopa A, Luisi S, Regini C, Katulski K, Centini G, Meczekalski B, Petraglia F. Mood disorders and quality of life in polycystic ovary syndrome. Gynecological Endocrinology 2015;31(6):431-434.

Goodman NF, Cobin RC, Futterweit W, Glueck JS, Legro RS, Carmina E. AACE/ACE Disease State Clinical Review: Guide to the Best Practices in the Evaluation and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Endocrine Practice 2015;21(11):1291-1300.

McCartney CR, Marshall JC, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine 2016;375:54-64.

Setji TL, Brown AJ. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Update on diagnosis and treatment. The American Journal of Medicine 2014;127(10):912-919.


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