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Short Course in Contraception and Fertility Planning - Contact Tuition

Interests: Family Planning / Birth Control / Contraception / Primary Health Care


In 2017 6,949,000 women were using a modern method of contraception. Because of that contraceptive use 1,824,000 unintended pregnancies were prevented, 349,000 unsafe abortions were averted, and 1,000 maternal deaths was averted. Knowledge of effective contraception & Fertility planning is imperative to assist patients.

The FPD course will prepare the Professional Nurse to render a Family Planning clinical service.

The FPD course is aligned and endorsed by the Dept of Health and aligned to 3 unit standards.

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Who Should Enroll?

Registered Nurses who are required to offer oral and injectable contraceptives to their clients

Course Design

Aligned to Unit Standards: 259363, 260406, 119559

Aligned to the National contraception & fertility planning policy & service delivery guidelines & The National contraception, fertility planning policy. Blended learning. On-line / e-learning followed by a

3 ½ day Interactive workshop with lectures and reflective exercises.

Course Content

  • Contraception Policy, Guidelines & Protocols
  • Professional & Ethical conduct
  • Patient rights, values & culture
  • Principles of counselling
  • Drug interaction
  • Signs & symptoms of STI’s
  • Effective monitoring & evaluation
  • Family planning methods


Accredited according to the HPCSA CPD Guidelines for Health Professionals - for a total of 23 clinical points on Level 2.


Successful candidates will receive a Department of Health (DOH) Certificate of Competence. Participants should fully attend the workshop and successfully complete the theoretical assessment.


R 9 145.00 (Inclusive of VAT)