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Aims and Learning Outcomes

This module provides a clear, theoretical insight into ovarian failure, the complications that ensue and a comprehensive view of the available treatments. 

It also provides an independent module for medical and other professionals who want a short course in the subject and who do not wish to undertake the full MSc course.

Learn to
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the menopause and its role in women's lives
  • Show advanced knowledge of the available treatments that will alleviate problematic menopausal symptoms
  • Understand and appreciate the long- term effects of oestrogen deficiency in women's health and understand how those negative effects may be minimised
  • Appreciate the importance of research in this subject area
  • Appreciate the role of applying such research in the formulation of best practice
Course content includes
  • Epidemiology & endocrinology of the menopause
  • Menopause as a life event
  • Menopausal symptoms- their aetiology and management
  • Hormone replacement- benefits and risks
  • Choosing appropriate hormone replacement treatment
  • Progestogens and their problems
  • Phytoestrogens
  • Alternatives to HRT
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular disease in women
  • Urogenital ageing
  • Contraception and the menopause
  • Sexuality and the menopause
  • Lifestyle assessment