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STI Foundation Course - Core & Plus

The aim of this course is to equip participants with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes for the effective management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) outside the GUM setting. The course is designed to be useful for doctors and nurses from primary care and from family planning, as well as secondary care clinicians (who may encounter patients with STI's).

Suitable for: Doctors and Nurses working in General Practice, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, GUM, Health Advisors, Secondary Care Advisors who may encounter patients with STIs ( e.g. O&G, A&E, Rheumatology), Pharmacists, School Nurses.

Faculty includes: Consultant Physicians in GU Medicine & Sexual Health as well as Health Advisors/Nurses in GU Medicine.

Core topics include: National and Local epidemiology of STIs, HIV and Teenage Pregnancies; principles of STI service provision; sexual history taking, HIV testing in non-GU settings; Partner notification and management. Each participant also rotates through small group workshops on common STI presentations.

Course content:

By the end of the course candidates should:




Developed by BASHH : RCN, FFPRHC, RCP, ICGP and An Bord Altranais Approved

The STIF course is constantly being revised and updated to keep up with current trends - a national steering group with representation from BASHH, RCGP, RCN and the FRSH produces and reviews all course materials.


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