Sexual Health and HIV - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Programme updates

  • The Sexual Health and HIV programme is undergoing a comprehensive review and update.

    The following sessions have been updated:

    • Sexual History (01_02)
    • Screening Asymptomatic Patients (01_12)
    • Sexual Problems Part 1 (01_15)
    • Sexual Problems Part 2 (01_16)
    • Sexual Problems Part 4 (01_18) ***New Session***
    • Gonorrhoea: Natural History and Management (03_03)
    • Acute Pelvic Pain and Sepsis (03_11)
    • Ano-rectal STIs (03_14)
    • The Presentation of Infectious Hepatitis (07_01)
    • Hepatitis A: Natural History and Management (07_02)
    • Hepatitis B: Natural History, Presentation and Investigation (07_03)
    • Hepatitis C: Natural History, Presentation and Investigation (07_04)
    • Hepatitis B: Management (07_05)
    • Hepatitis B & C and HIV Co-infection (07_07)
    • HIV in Women (09b_09)
    • HIV in Men who have Sex with Men (09b_15)
    • Trichomonas Vaginalis (10_02)
    • Antenatal HIV Testing (11_02)
    • Occupational Exposure to HIV (11_04)
    • PEPSE (11_06)
    • First Line Use of Antiretrovirals (12_05)
    • Tuberculosis (13_04)
    • HIV Related Malignancy (15_01)
    • Notification and Voluntary Reporting in Sexual Health (16_12)

About the Sexual Health and HIV programme

eHIV-STI is an engaging and extensive e-learning programme supporting specialist training in Sexual Health & HIV.

It has been developed by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

eHIV-STI provides the knowledge framework for healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and related conditions.

It can be supplemented by training in the clinical setting to reinforce the knowledge and develop the skills and attitudes necessary for successful practice in the area.

The training material provides an extensive knowledge base for STIs and HIV and is delivered at three levels from introductory, to more advanced and finally specialist knowledge so that learning can be appropriately structured.

Around 140 sessions of e-learning incorporating video clips and case studies cover large parts of the knowledge components of the sexual health and HIV (Genitourinary Medicine) curriculum for trainees. Many components are also relevant for trainees in related specialties such as dermatology, infectious diseases and gynaecology, as well as those in primary care wanting to increase their knowledge in the area of sexual health and HIV.

Sexual Health and HIV

Curriculum development

The curriculum for eHIV-STI has been developed by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) in association with the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians and with input from other healthcare professional bodies.

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Curriculum

The e-learning has been divided into 17 modules which each offering a number of e-learning sessions. Learners can work through any module relevant to their specific training needs, in any order they choose.

# Topic # Topic
1 Approach to Patient 10 Vaginal Discharge, Vulvitis and Balantis
2 Pathology 11 HIV Testing and Prophylaxis
3 Bacterial STIs and Related Conditions 12 Specific Assessment and Management of HIV
4 Genital Ulcer Disease 13 Assessment and Management of Opportunistic HIV Infections
5 HPV Infection 14 System specific HIV-associated conditions
6 Genital Infestations 15 HIV associated malignancies
7 Viral Hepatitis 16 Public Health
8 Sexual Assault / Abuse & Medicolegal Issues 17 Gynaecology for GUM
9 Pregnancy and Children / HIV special circumstances

What to expect

The material has been written by senior clinicians and each e-learning session takes around 20 minutes to complete to fit in with busy working schedules.

The sessions feature animation, videos, case studies and interactive exercises and help to reinforce the knowledge and develop the skills necessary for successful practice in the area of sexual health and HIV.

For more information, email the team at: HIV-STI.support@e-lfh.org.uk

Sample sessions

Below is a session from eHIV-STI, which like all eHIV-STI sessions, has been written by subject specialists. It demonstrates how the e-learning works, how multimedia features like animation are used to support the learning and how learners can assess their knowledge.

  • The Presentation of Infectious Hepatitis

    This session describes the basic approach to be taken with someone with infectious hepatitis: the history, the examination and baseline investigations.

CPD

CPD Approved by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

The eHIV-STI programme has been approved by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 16 external (category 1) distance learning (interactive e-learning) CPD credits.

UK Physicians

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom operates a CPD scheme, primarily aimed at consultant or equivalent physicians; to register, login or find further information go to http://cpd.rcplondon.ac.uk

CPD activity code CPD diary year CPD credits
96793 2014/15 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015 16*
96794 2015/16 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 16*
96795 2016/17 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 16*
113035 2017/18 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 16*
113036 2018/19 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 16*
113037 2019/20 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020 16*

*Please note that up to 10 external (category 1) distance learning credits can count towards the annual minimum credit requirement. The remainder will automatically be counted as personal (category 3) credits.

Project Team

  • John Evans-Jones

    Clinical Project Lead
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Mark Millar

    Project Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Profile picture of content editor Victoria Winlow

    Victoria Winlow

    Assistant Programme Manager - e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Sexual Health and HIV programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Sexual Health and HIV programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Sexual Health and HIV programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Sexual Health and HIV programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies