What subjects does the eKA cover?

The eKA in SRH assesses candidates’ knowledge in the following subject areas:

  • Fertility awareness and the lactational amenorrhoea method
  • Estrogen containing contraceptive methods
  • Oral and injectable progestogen only contraceptive methods
  • Barrier contraceptive methods
  • Assessment and referral for intra uterine contraceptive methods
  • Assessment and referral for sub dermal contraceptive implants
  • Assessment and referral for sterilisation
  • Emergency contraception

For each of these subjects, candidates will be assessed on:

  • Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and how the contraceptive method works
  • Patient selection for contraceptive methods (for example: age, contra-indications, post-pregnancy, consent, confidentiality and safeguarding) 
  • Drug interactions and pharmacology of contraceptive methods
  • Initiation and ‘quick start’ of contraceptive methods
  • Management of side effects and complications of contraceptive methods

There will also be questions on:

  • Presentation, diagnosis, and testing for vaginal discharge and STIs
  • Management at GP/community SRH level of vaginal discharge, pelvic pain and STIs – including male genital discharge, genital lumps, infestations and ulcers (not including management of HIV or blood borne viruses)
  • Asymptomatic screening (male and female)
  • Testing for HIV and blood-borne viruses
  • Management of a woman presenting with an unplanned pregnancy

The questions are based on the information found in nationally recognised sources such as FSRH and BASHH Guidelines and UKMEC.

Read more about the eKA.

Contact us direct.