Latest update on our redesigned Diploma (DFSRH)

Posted 11 February 2020

Date: 11 Feb 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

Read on to find out more about our redesigned FSRH diploma curriculum learning outcomes.

We’re pleased to share our redesigned Diploma (DFSRH) curriculum learning outcomes. The content has been developed by SRH and education experts, alongside detailed feedback from our trainers, members and learners. It is designed to reflect the latest research and practice in SRH.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting a number of projects, including our redesigned DFSRH and the launch of our learning management system. We are unable to share an exact launch date but it will be later this year. We will keep you all updated as soon as we can.

What has changed in the Diploma (DFSRH)?

The education level of our redesigned Diploma has not changed, but it will offer candidates clearer learning pathways and outcomes, within a new learning management system.

  • A flexible approach
    Choose your Diploma components in the order to suit you.

  • Interactive learning, easily accessible
    A new, improved online learning experience through a learning management system. You'll be able to log-on and access content online easily accessible at a time convenient to you.

  • Mentor and peer support right from the start
    Gain tailored advice from your Faculty Registered Trainer, alongside access to a community of peers.

  • A range of resources to support your learning. Further details on these resources will be available soon

Our redesigned FSRH Diploma will continue to be relevant to all healthcare professionals providing contraception including anyone new to contraception and those with some existing experience. It is for healthcare professionals working in both integrated services and in primary care settings.

View further information on our redesigned diploma entry requirements and learning pathway.

What level is the redesigned FSRH (DFRSH) Diploma?

The redesigned Diploma has been designed by SRH experts and education specialists to ensure it is maintained at the same educational level as the current FSRH Diploma. Our pilots with doctors and nurses demonstrated that the learning and assessment is equally accessible to healthcare professionals that work in SRH. 


What will the redesigned Diploma curriculum cover?

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Health history and risk assessment
  • Contraceptive choices
  • Emergency contraception
  • Contraception: managing side-effects and complications of use
  • Planning pregnancy
  • Unintended pregnancy and abortion
  • Early pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Needs of specific groups
  • Adult and child/young person safeguarding
  • Psychosexual medicine
  • Cervical screening

We will continue to share regular updates on progress.

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Currently studying for the FSRH Diploma?

If you are already studying for the current FSRH Diploma and are finishing your local training, you have until 12 March 2021 to finish and send in your application. Read more here.