Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

CPDTime.
1h 5m
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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
First Published
Updated29 June 2018
Expires 10 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course describes the menopause and provides a comprehensive guide to its aetiology and clinical features, as well as reviewing the use and efficacy of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Topics include:

  • The normal ovarian cycle
  • The role of oestrogen
  • Ovarian failure
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Management and treatment
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Myths and misinformation

Target audience

All health professionals, in particular, those practising in general medical practices and women’s health settings.

Purpose

Improve understanding of the menopause and to review the appropriate use of hormone replacement therapy to enhance the care and treatment of women who suffer from unwanted symptoms.

Need

All women undergo the menopause at some stage and many will be affected by the consequent changes that occur as the ovaries fail and natural oestrogen production declines. Some of these symptoms can be serious, for example, osteoporosis; and it is important that the processes are well understood along with treatment options and management.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the changes that occur at menopause
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of ovarian failure
  • Explain the rationale for the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a treatment for ovarian failure
Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
First Published
Updated29 June 2018
Expires
10 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Topics
Women's Health
Menopause
Sexual Health
Reproductive Health
Ageing
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