Sexual History

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 will examine the ways in which a sexual history can be different from a general medical history. It will discuss some of the issues from the patient/client’s perspective and highlight some of the barriers to effective communication in this setting. The essential components of a sexual history will be outlined along with the reasons behind why we need to enquire about sexual practices/behaviour. Finally, this session will explore issues of assessing risk, look at terminology and language which may or may not be appropriate and explore documenting a sexual history.

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.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

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 

Describe the important ways in which a sexual history consultation differs from a standard medical history

Explain why it is important to ask about sexual practices/behaviour

Describe the essential components of a sexual history

Demonstrate an understanding of the issues from the perspective of the patient/client

Explain how to overcome some of the potential barriers to effective communication in such a setting

Demonstrate an ability to close a sexual history