Diploma of The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Theory Course (DFSRH)
To complete DFSRH training you need to register with the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare via the link below:
The DFSRH training package consists of:
- e-SRH (electronic learning package) (£50 charge)
- EKA (electronic assessment package) (£75 charge)
- Course of 5 sessions (£300-£350)
- Clinical experience (4-6 clinic sessions) £200
This is a blended learning package, underpinned by an e-portfolio which will be used as a record of progress and as a learning tool in its own right.
The electronic learning package is estimated to take about 20-30 hours. The sessions are interactive, with animations, video clips and self assessment questions. There are links to current guidelines and other resources.
Each part of the diploma builds on the previous component. You must complete the e-SRH and pass the EKA assessment before you can undertake the Course of 5.
Trainees will be encouraged to commence the diploma at a suitable point in their medical training, and will be expected to be able to perform basic procedures such as pelvic examination and giving intramuscular injections before they proceed to clinical assessments.
Before registering for the DFSRH you will need to submit a study leave application to the GPSTP office. Your trainer and ES must agree that you meet the criteria to undertake the package. Once approval has been given you can then apply for registration and the office will arrange for you to be reimbursed for the administration fee.
Please make sure that you let the office know when you are undertaking each component of the DFSRH. Each component incurs a fee and we need to make sure that funds are released from the Deanery budget to reimburse you. Please make sure that you are familiar with the Faculty's pre-requirements for attending the course of five. You must complete all the emodules, pass the EKA and have your cytology DOPs signed off before you can attend a course.
Details of all forthcoming Courses of 5 available at:
Details of Sheffield courses available at:
PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM SEPTEMBER 2014 TRAINEES MUST COMPLETE THE DIPLOMA WITHIN 2 YEARS OF COMPLETING THE COURSE OF 5. TRAINING CANNOT BE EXTENDED. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MEET THE TWO YEAR DEADLINE YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE PROCESS AGAIN. THE SCHEME WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FUND YOU TO REPEAT THE PROCESS.
Once you have completed all the components of the DFSRH you will need to register with the Faculty to obtain your diploma.