1h 10m
Graeme Dennerstein
23 Aug 2017

Understanding Vulval and Vaginal Health

This Course provides comprehensive information about a range of complex conditions affecting the vulva and vagina, including treatment options for these conditions.


Describe disorders of the female genitalia


Identify and describe the clinical features of common disorders of the vulva and vagina


Explain how to prevent disorders of the vulva and vagina from becoming chronic


Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA).


Candace Pederson27 Jul 2018
Very informative and very thorough.

Tanya Volzke01 Jul 2018
Would like more basic hygiene care advice in this article

Very interesting overview of common gynaelogical infections/conditions.

Victoria Farrell06 Jun 2018
very informative and great examples provided visually

Avelina Go Chow04 Jun 2018
Excellent education for nurses

Kelly Warren31 May 2018
Very informative

Kristie-Lee Perrott31 May 2018

Peta Michelle Meek31 May 2018
Very informative

Mark James30 May 2018

Renae Renae30 May 2018
Good resource

Sarah J Finlayson30 May 2018
Confronting & educational; many thanks

Alyssa Vaughn30 May 2018
Great resource

Olivia Collins 29 May 2018
This educator provided extensive knowledge about different conditions that women tend to experience commonly and conditions that are less known about.

Jacelyn Partridge28 May 2018
Really good course!!

clare mifsud28 May 2018
A lot more information than I was expecting

Kerry Lowing28 May 2018

Helen Cootes28 May 2018
Very basic, fundamentals, but good start.

Pam Patch26 May 2018
Very informative. Thank you.

Amelia Hugo26 May 2018
Slow but informative

yi jun chen26 May 2018
very good

Sharron Hill24 May 2018

Jinju Rajeev22 May 2018

Georgia Jones21 May 2018
This educational video was very informing.

Nellea Parreno20 May 2018

Jennifer Ryan19 May 2018
A very clinical review of this topic

Eillen Anne (Sandy) Roessler17 May 2018
A very in depth, well handled session on women’s health.

Very clear and educational lecture

Jotara Watson14 May 2018

Janet Shanahan13 May 2018
I now understand the importance of knowledge about women’s sexual health and we need to look after ourselves in all aspects.!!

Sharon Khan09 May 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals

Shane Alexandra Canada09 May 2018

Nichole Dutschke09 May 2018
This presentation was excellent, It was extremely comprehensive and delivered in a very sensitive way. The pictorial slides were very helpful.

Haylee Quinn07 May 2018
Fabulous resource.

Adriana Monteverde Estaba04 May 2018
The information was presented in a very clear manner and it was relevant to the topic.

Rijo George24 Apr 2018
The topic was very informative.

siobhan perkins23 Apr 2018
Great information.

Louise Morosi22 Apr 2018
A very interesting online course, clear and descriptive explanations and pics!

Adam Spinks20 Apr 2018
Great overview of Vulval and vaginal conditions

Fiona williams17 Apr 2018

Nida Deligero Lagunay16 Apr 2018
very useful material

Esther Sibanda15 Apr 2018
well explained

Adrienne Hokin14 Apr 2018
There was good information in a comprehensive lecture.

Helen Ross14 Apr 2018
Thank you

Jeanie Kay Buchanan06 Apr 2018
informative. It was good to learn new information and reinforce old info.

Terry Dunne05 Apr 2018
very well presented good graphical presentation of the conditions discussed very important topic on FGM

XIAO YANG04 Apr 2018
Good length of presentation and clear structures!

Debbie McKay26 Mar 2018
This topic is of course a great one for females.It saddens me that females still suffer mutilation, and emotional trauma at the hands of others.

Magda Amarasingham25 Mar 2018

Jedee Leonore Binwag23 Mar 2018
The course is very informative.

anna chakaipa20 Mar 2018
This was an informing presentation

Lei Zhang17 Mar 2018
very good and clear explanation and presentation

malissa Underwood16 Mar 2018
Very informative and would recommend to others. I would suggest, if possible, arrows and circles around the area of concern for all slides if possible.

Katrina Johnson16 Mar 2018
Very broad presentation covering many aspects of vulval and vaginal health.

Annabel Holmes15 Mar 2018
An excellent video presentation which covers all aspects of the topic beautifully

cathleen Farewell14 Mar 2018
Good resource regarding female genital health and disorders

Maria De Groot02 Mar 2018
This was highly engaging lecture very informative

Meryl Gay02 Mar 2018
Excellent, clear and precise.

DANXIAO PAN26 Feb 2018

Limor Weingarten23 Feb 2018
Very interesting

Michelle Madden22 Feb 2018
very articulate presentation

Jessica Khan20 Feb 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Incidence of the disorders affecting the vulva and vagina
  • Common disorders and their treatment
  • Female genital mutilation

Target audience

Health professionals caring for women of all ages, and especially those working in women's health, primary practice, paediatrics, and adolescent health.


Enhance knowledge of diseases of the vulva and vagina.


Disorders of the vulval and vagina occur nearly as frequently as pregnancy related disorders. Early detection and intervention can prevent further progression of disease and can provide women with symptomatic relief. As many treatment options are available for vulval and vaginal disorders, health professionals who work with women across the lifespan must first understand what the disorders are and why some treatment options may be more suitable than others.

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