E4H: Menopause Special Skills Course - 1 & 2 Feb 2023 - Online

Date: 01 Feb 2023 - 02 Feb 2023

Start time: 08:45AM

End time: 05:00PM

Venue: Online

Cost: £475

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E4H: Menopause Special Skills Course - 1 & 2 Feb 2023 - Online

Opening times

Daytime event.

Topics

  • Menopause and PMS

This course will provide you with knowledge and confidence to advise and treat women before, during and after menopause within your working environment. It is aimed at healthcare professionals who work in the field of women’s health, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists. 

The course alone will provide much useful information. The content also aligns with the knowledge criteria required for the new FSRH Menopause Care Professional Certificate (MCPC). Clinical experience, tutorials and assessment of competence will be required in addition to the course before the MCPC can be awarded.

Attendance at a menopause theory course is not required for completion of the core MCPC but it is considered an excellent way to gain the knowledge criteria needed to successfully complete this qualification.

Programme

Day one Day two

08:45 - Open for registration and networking

Virtual Meet your group on Zoom from 8:45 to 9:15 am

09:00 - Open for registration and networking

Zoom groups will be open for networking 

09:15 - Welcome and Introduction

Dr Sarah Gray

09:15 - Breast issues, menopause and hormones, Questions

09:25 - Introduction to menopause

10:15 - Group work - case-based discussion

10:15 - The menopause consultation

Assessment and management

Consultation structure
Therapeutic options:

  • Hormonal treatments
  • Non hormonal treatments that can be prescribed
  • Complementary options and lifestyle modification

11:00 - Morning break

11:15 - Break

11:15 - Bone, brain and other considerations

  • Role of HRT v other options

Arthralgia and myalgia
Brain

  • Mood
  • Memory and cognition
  • Motivation and “mojo”

Questions

11:30 - Group work - practical management

  • Products and prescribing

12:05 - Group work - discussion

12:45 - Lunch

12:50 - Lunch

13:30 - Cardiovascular and metabolic issues

Factoring in other medical problems

  • Cardiovascular disease in women
    • Arterial disease – risks and benefits of HRT
    • Venous disease – risk and benefits of HRT
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Gastro-intestinal tract
  • Other

Questions

13:30 - Sexual health…and translation to practice

Sexual health

  • Contraception
  • STI
  • Sexual function

Making the consultation effective

Questions

14:30 - Group work – case-based discussion

14:30 - Group work

Case based discussion
Formulary development

15:30 - Afternoon break

15:20 - Transition/quick break

15:45 - Gynaecology headline issues for the post reproductive years

15:30 - Pulling it all together

  • Messages to take back to practice
  • Clinical records
  • Learning and reflection
  • Further training and accreditation

16:30 - Group work: managing problems with vaginal bleeding

  • Perimenopause
  • Post menopause
  • With HRT

16:00 - Close

17:00 - End of day one

 

This agenda may be subject to change. A pre-course reading list will be provided and certificates of attendance will be available at the end of the course.