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Short Course in Family Planning - Contact Tuition

Interests: Family Planning


Family planning services are usually good entry points for women's health services, but these are also important components of other services such as antenatal and post-partum care, and child care. Providing women with access to safe and effective contraception is a critical element of women’s health. Enabling women to make choices about their fertility is empowering and offers women better economic and social opportunities. Contraception is critical to health, development and quality of life. Birth spacing also improves the opportunities for children to thrive physically and emotionally. The family planning workshop will assist the health care professionals to acquire more knowledge on this topic.


Who Should Enrol

Health Care professionals.

Course Design

Distance education through a comprehensive self-study guide developed by experts in the field supported by a 2 day interactive contact session.


Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this short course once successfully completing the assessment component.


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define family planning within the broader context of fertility management.
  • Understand and manage the menstrual cycle.
  • Discuss the principles of contraception, fertility planning and dual protection.
  • Discuss the essentials of history taking.
  • Learn about the referral for outside services such as TOP & sterilization.
  • Review and demonstrate methods including all barrier, hormonal, surgical & natural methods .e.g. IUDs, cervical rings and subdermal implants including Implanon.
  • Discuss and focus on new developments in reproductive health for the public and private sectors.
  • Learn about the health education including screening and testing.
  • Understanding the importance of PAP smears and interpretation of results.
  • Discuss the special groups and needs and including menopause, adolescents, and contraception and conception planning in HIV.
  • Discuss the contraceptive and fertility-planning services and make sure there is integration into other health services.
  • Advocate for the strengthening of more specialised services and referral clinics.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 12 CEU’s on Level 1.


R 3 895.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)

Course dates and venue to be confirmed. For more information please see contact details below.

Contact Details

Dr. Margot Uys

Tel: 012 816 9000
E-mail: healthscience@foundation.co.za


Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za