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Aims and Learning Outcomes

This module provides a  clear, theoretical understanding of the interface between hormonal changes and the psychological aspects of women’s health.

It is an independent module for medical and other professionals who want to undertake a short course in this subject but do not wish to embark upon the full MSc course.

    Learn to:
    • Acquire an appreciation of the influence of endocrine problems on the psychological well-being of women
    • Appreciate the importance of research in the area and how it can be applied to formulate best practice.
    Syllabus
    • Reproductive endocrinology
    • Basic psychoneuro-endocrinology
    • Psychosomatic disorders - aetiology
      • assessment
      • management
      • the chronic ‘somatiser’
    • Pre-menstrual syndromes
    • Menstrual disorders
    • Sexual differences - assessment and management
    • The different approaches to sexual counselling
    • Hormones and libido
    • Improving the emotional aspects of women’s health care