Online course in Health & Psychology

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Evidence-based Approach

Learn how to better diagnose and manage polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on this online course, accredited by RACGP and ACRRM.

Master the skills you need to support and care for women with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition that is often poorly understood and under-diagnosed.

On this course for healthcare professionals, you’ll explore the latest evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis, management and care of women with PCOS.

Ultimately, you’ll gain new skills and learn a practical, interdisciplinary model of care - which can help improve the quality of life for women affected by PCOS.

Through this, you’ll help to reduce the financial burden on health systems across the world.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsRHONDA GARAD: I'm Rhonda Garad, and I'm the lead educator for an evidence-based approach to the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. We know that many women with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, who seek help from their healthcare professionals have been frustrated by poor diagnostic experiences, a lack of trustworthy information, and inadequate long term management and support for their condition. So drawing on the international evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of PCOS, this course has been developed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals. Its purpose is to address the delivery of consistent evidence-based assessment and management of this very common and complex condition around the world.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 secondsUsing authentic case studies, expert analysis, and discussions, we'll provide you with the knowledge and skills that will enable you to identify the signs and symptoms of PCOS. You'll then learn how to apply the PCOS guideline to your work with your patients to develop a comprehensive management plan for their condition that is both effective and culturally sensitive. So join with me and an international interdisciplinary team of experts, researchers, and educators, who are dedicated to providing evidence-based care to learn how you can improve the lives of women with PCOS.

What topics will you cover?

  • Improving timely diagnosis of PCOS
  • Promoting consistency in the diagnosis and management of PCOS
  • Augmenting the global implementation of evidence-based PCOS care
  • Encouraging the systemic application of an interdisciplinary model of care
  • Treatment and long-term health risks
  • Emotional wellbeing of women with PCOS
  • Assessing and managing infertility

Who is this accredited by?

In order to meet the RACGP QI&CPD Program requirements to receive 40 Category 1 points, RACGP members must complete all parts of this course, including all discussions and learning activities.

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine: This course is accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Demonstrate an evidence-based approach to PCOS management.
  • Apply relevant recommendations from the PCOS International Evidence-based Guideline to your practice.
  • Interpret cultural differences, act in a culturally sensitive manner and consider the ethical complexities of PCOS healthcare.
  • Discuss an interdisciplinary approach to the management of PCOS.
  • Outline a PCOS patient centered model of care.

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for health professionals involved in the care of women with PCOS, specifically, general health practitioners, medical specialists and allied health professionals.

It may also be of benefit to other healthcare professionals involved in the care of women with PCOS. For example: dietitians, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, endocrinologists, gynaecologists, counsellors, psychologists, fertility specialists and dermatologists.

You should have a good knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

Find out more about the course

Watch Professor Helena Teede talk more about the course, why it was developed, who’s involved and what will be covered, and more.

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Who will you learn with?

rhonda garad

rhonda garad

Hi, my name is Rhonda Garad and I am the lead educator for the course: An evidence-based approach to polycystic ovary syndrome.

Who developed the course?

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Learn best practices from experts
  • Learn from the experience of other health professionals
  • Fit learning around your schedule with unlimited access
  • Get evidence of learning outcomes and CPD hours
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
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