Women’s health course

Last updated 23 April 2018

A one-day course for doctors and health professionals

Upcoming dates for 2018

Course dates have been completed for 2017. Upcoming dates for 2018 will be announced soon. Subscribe to our email update for health professionals to be the first to know when registrations reopen. 

About the course

The 'Successfully Working with Women and their Health' course has been developed in collaboration with PapScreen Victoria and the Melbourne Medical School to provide a comprehensive women's health education program. It is aimed at overseas-trained doctors, but any doctors or health professionals are welcome to attend. The course is designed to be engaging, informative, interactive and practically-based and encourages the involvement of participants.

The first half of the day's training combines classroom-based activities and opportunities for interactive learning. This is followed by a fully supervised practical session at the Royal Women's Hospital on conducting sensitive examinations of women. Clinical Teaching Associates provide feedback and help participants to develop effective communication and examination techniques.

Women's Health Course

Topics covered:

  • Assessment of the well woman
  • Menopause management
  • Contraception
  • Identifying and responding to family violence
  • Cancer screening
  • Sensitive examinations of women – a practical session with clinical teaching associates to practice and receive feedback on  conducting patient-centred breast and pelvic examinations.

Course accreditation (RACGP QI&CPD, ACRRM)

Course participants are eligible for:

40 Category 1 QI&CPD points
Activity Number 93503

PDP points - 30 PRDP
MOPS points - 30 O&G / Women's Health

Please note this course is not a Quality Improvement activity.

Predisposing and reinforcing activities are required to qualify for RACGP QI&CPD points. This includes pre-reading material and a pre and post course survey. Course participants must also complete the full day course including the sensitive examination session. 

ACRRM accredited activity 2017 - 2019RACGP 40 points

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Assess and manage women's health across the age spectrum
  • Use recommended resources and guidelines to ensure optimal patient care in menopause management, contraceptive prescription and family violence management
  • Discuss the benefits, limitations and access pathways for cancer screening programs
  • Identify appropriate referral pathways and resources for women experiencing family violence
  • Use a patient-centred approach in conducting sensitive examinations of women.

Course details

University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria 3053


Registration fee $600.00
plus Eventbrite booking fee $27.99
plus GST 10%

Includes morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch, course booklet, a comprehensive women's health resource pack and additional reading after the course.

A certificate of completion will be issued after all course requirements have been met.


  • Victorian rural GPs and registrars are eligible to apply to the Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria (RWAV) for the Department of Health Medical Professional Development Subsidy Program that can subsidise registration, travel and accommodation costs.
  • Doctors recruited under the Victorian Overseas Trained Doctors Rural Recruitment Scheme (VORRS) have their course fees fully subsidised. They can also apply to the RWAV for the Department of Health Medical Professional Development Subsidy Program that can subsidise travel and accommodation costs.

Please contact RWAV on (03) 9349 7800 or go to rwav.com.au for information on how to apply for this subsidy.

Terms and conditions

If bookings for a particular date are too low, the course will either be cancelled or rescheduled. If this is the case, you will be informed as soon as possible prior to the course.

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing by Jean Hailes at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled course date. An administration fee of $100 per registrant will apply for cancellations. No refund will be given for cancellations made less than 10 working days prior to the scheduled course.

Contact details

If you have any more questions about the course please contact Jean Hailes - Education & Translation on 03 9453 8999 or send an email to the Health Professional Education team at [email protected].

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