Certificate in Contraception Practical Course


1 Year, Education

Course Principal: Dr Deirdre Lundy

Course Administrator: Ms Jana Pickard

Next Course - TBC

This intensive course covers all aspects of contraception in a small group discussion format with practical stations and simulated patients. It offers an alternative to attending the minimum six practical sessions with a contraception tutor, either in general practice or a family planning clinic to achieve satisfactory experience in this area for the final part of the Reproductive and Sexual Health (RSH) Contraception Certificate. 

What is the overall aim of the course?

This course provides the practical training required to satisfy the final component required of doctors wishing to attain the Certificate in Contraception.

Please note you must make your application for the Certificate in Contraception within 2.5 years of completing Part I: Theory. Applications with Part I: Theory that are more than 2.5 years old may not be approved.  Part I: Theory must be completed before Part III: Practical.

Course format

Small group discussion, case studies, simulated patients format.

Course Content

The areas covered on the course include:

  • Simulated practice consultations/role play with simulated patients and contraception tutors
  • Small group discussion
  • Practical stations
  • Debates

Admission requirements

All candidates must:

  1. Be fully registered medical practitioners who are either 4th year GP trainees, obstetrics and gynaecology registrars, or established GPs in general practice
  2. Have completed Part 1 - Certificate in Contraception Theory, by either attending the ICGP Reproductive and Sexual Health Course or attending a course run by a GP training programme and accredited by the RSH Committee.
  3. Have successfully completed the gynaecological examination requirement by one of the following options: attended an O&G position, attended a gynaecological clinic for minimum of four sessions under the supervision of a consultant gynaecologist, or is a GP trainee who has been certified by their GP trainer

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be more confident in delivering their theoretical knowledge of contraception and reproductive health information in a general practice setting. An assessment process is undertaken during the first day and candidates who do not have at least a minimum knowledge of contraception and reproductive health may fail to achieve certification.

External CPD Credits


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