Ano-rectal STIs

Offered By

Royal College of Physicians

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Physicians covers the specialist investigation and management of ano-rectal and enteric sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), including the selection of an appropriate range of tests. Appropriate surgical and medical referral criteria will also be covered.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
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Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Recall the prevalence of selected STIs in the rectum in different populations

Select appropriate laboratory tests for ano-rectal investigation, particularly in acute proctitis

Specify when to use blind sampling and when and how to use a proctoscope 

Select appropriate anti-microbial therapy for rectal STIs, understanding why this may differ from infection at other sites

Investigate and manage sexually-associated enteric infections

Advise patients about the risk of transmission of STIs from anal sex

Advise appropriate follow-up testing for associated blood-borne viruses