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Reproductive health:

A Case-BaSED aPPROACH TO mANAGEMENt

Presented by the MiLHO Initiative

“Another test again!” Mrs Richards exclaimed in shock with teary eyes when the doctor requested an additional investigation.

Just like Mrs Richards, thousands of other women undergo unnecessary fertility tests or receive suboptimal fertility care.

One in 10 married women in Africa struggle to conceive even after years of marriage.

Thus general physicians must attain the level of competence necessary to assess and manage subfertility and infertility cases skillfully. With the right management approach, individuals with subfertility or infertility can receive improved fertility care and avoid unnecessary investigations.

To help general physicians manage fertility cases competently and improve the current level of fertility care, we have created an online self-paced subfertility and infertility management course using a case-based approach.

Key features and benefits

No need to create multiple accounts. Use the same login information from the diabetes course to access the Reproductive Health course.

Content is presented in short lessons of 15 minutes or less and so is ideal for the busy practitioner.

The approximate time to complete each lesson is clearly indicated.

Throughout the course, progress check quizzes are included to reinforce the material presented and to monitor your progress.

Avatars and videos integrated into the course provide an engaging experience to enhance learning.

The course material is supported by a comprehensive reference list at the end of the course.

Links to useful resources are provided throughout the course, including key evaluations of male and female infertility, a guide to fertility assessment and treatment, IVF success rates, resources for patients, and much more.

Here’s what the course covers

  • Introduction—A brief background about the global challenge of subfertility and infertility, with a focus on the African population.
  • Pretest—Test yourself on what you already know.
  • Definitions and Etiology—Learn about the etiology of subfertility and infertility, including male-specific and female-specific factors.
  • Screening—Become familiar with the guideline recommendations for screening and the essential findings from the history and physical examination.
  • Diagnosis—Learn about the criteria that define subfertility and infertility, the tools used for diagnostic evaluation, and how the results are interpreted.
  • Treatment—Learn about the treatment options for male-specific, female-specific, and unexplained infertility. Recognize when referral to a specialist should be considered.
  • Posttest—Check how much you have learned. Score 80% to earn the certified CPD certificate.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, you will be able to:

  • List the risk factors for subfertility and infertility and the male- and female-specific causes.
  • Identify patients who may be at risk of subfertility or infertility based on the clinical presentation.
  • Diagnose subfertility and infertility using recommended tools and criteria.
  • Select strategies to manage subfertility and infertility in men and women.

Method of Participation

  1. This course is designed as self-directed learning. We recommend navigating through the course in the order presented.
  2. Review the course information, including the Learning Objectives and Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
  3. Start with the Introduction and Pretest. Each lesson has several topics; you can navigate through the lessons from the navigation panel. The approximate time to complete each lesson is indicated. Be sure to complete the progress check quiz at the end of each lesson before moving to the next lesson. Finish the course by taking the Posttest.
  4. Score at least 80% on the Posttest to receive Certified Certificate of Continuing Professional Development.

Our evidence of quality

Our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, a leading independent CPD accreditation institution based in the United Kingdom. The CPD Certified symbol on our certificate is recognized as the qualitative benchmark. You will earn a CPD-certified certificate after completing this course and correctly answering 80% of the post-test quizzes.

PLEASE NOTE: THE CPD CERTIFICATION ADMINISTERED BY THE CPD CERTIFICATION SERVICE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THIS COURSE IS STILL AVAILABLE WITHOUT THE CPD CERTIFICATION.

We have your back!

For a limited time, we are offering a 1-time fee of only $5, which is 95% off similar courses with the same value. As a bonus, the first 3 topics are FREE of charge. For this fee, you will:

  • Gain full and unlimited access to this course.
  • Earn a CPD certified certificate as proof.
  • Improve your knowledge and skills on how to manage infertility cases.
  • Learn from subject-matter experts from Africa.

We have chosen to make this course affordable so that many doctors can access it.

Enroll now in our subfertility and infertility management course.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page, register and get instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.

This is our guarantee

We offer a 48-hours full money-back guarantee so you can enroll in the course risk-free. Just contact us within 48 hours of paying for your course, and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. 

We always want to improve to meet your learning needs. We appreciate your honest feedback about what you did not like about the course. We will be sure to take your feedback into consideration for future course development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enroll in this course if I am not a doctor?

Yes, because the knowledge will enable you to counsel friends and relatives who might have subfertility and infertility challenges.

10% of couples have infertility, so it is quite common in our society.

What if I don’t like this course?

No worries, contact us within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund. However, the course is full of practical insights and resources.

How is this course different from other free online reproductive health courses?

This course was prepared by a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Zambia with experience and expertise in treating infertility in sub-Saharan Africa. Most online courses contain management principles that do not always apply to the clinical setting in Africa.

The course includes engaging videos to provide a visual explanation of the content covered.

Avatar and chatbot located at strategic places in the course provide interactivity and learner engagement.

Enroll now in our subfertility and infertility management course to update your knowledge.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page; after registering you’ll have instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.

Disclaimer

This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically and draw conclusions only after carefully considering all available scientific and clinical information.

Copyright

The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, holds the copyright for this course. Through this notice, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, grants permission for participation in this course for educational purposes only. The content of this course may not be used in whole or in part for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from The Edge Medical Writing, LLC.

Course Details

Course Modules: 6 + Posttest

Course Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Course Fees: $5

Course Languages: English

Who is this course intended for? General healthcare practitioners who manage patients with subfertility or infertility.

Course Director

Helen Fosam, PhD, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC

Course Developer and Reviewer

Bellington Vwalika, MD, MSc

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology—Lusaka; Research Professor, Global Women’s Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Declaration of no conflict of interest: Professor Vwalika has received no funding, payments, or benefits from any commercial entity in the development of this course.

Course Editor

Douglas D. Slaten MD, MPH
President, Kingfisher Medical Writing, LLC