STIF course (Sexually transmitted infections foundation course)

Category: Training - SWOT Days

Date: March 15th 2018 until March 16th 2018

Location: Exeter City Football Club, St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter EX4 6PX

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Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation Course

15th and 16th March 2018

STIF CORE: Thursday 15th March 2018
STIF PLUS:  Friday 16th March 2018
Exeter City Football Club,
St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX


COURSE DIRECTOR: Dr Rachel Amherst



Dr Rachel Amherst


The aim of the course is to equip participants with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes for the effective management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) outside the GUM setting.


Early registration is preferable. It is recommended to attend both days although if you have attended a STIF course in the past 3 years, you can attend the STIF PLUS day to update your knowledge and skills.


It is highly recommended that delegates study the appropriate modules in e-Learning for Health before attending.


This will entail around 8-12 hours of study depending on your experience.  Further information about the modules will be provided by the course organisers approximately four weeks before the course commences.


For further information please visit


This is a multi-disciplinary course and applications are invited from:

Doctors and nurses working in General Practice, Sexual  and Reproductive health, GUM, Health advisers; Secondary care clinicians who may encounter patients with STIs (e.g. O&G, A&E, rheumatology, ophthalmology), Pharmacists, and School nurses. 


Course fee (includes Coffee, Lunch & Tea)


STIF-PLUS £ £170

BOTH DAYS £ £300


To reserve a place, please contact Lesley Weatherill. ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE  RETURNED BY 1st March 2018


Day 1 STIF CORE: Programme timings may change

08.45     Registration and coffee

09:00     Welcome, introduction – Sexual health provision

09:10     Session – Sexual History Taking and Practice

09.50     Session – Swabs and Tests


10.50     Session – Partner Notification; why it matters and how to signpost

11.35     Session – HI V Testing


14.00     Small Group Workshops


  • Sexual Health Promotion, Risk reduction, Prevention
  • Genital sores
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Young People and Sexual Health



Day 2 STIF PLUS: Programme timings may change

09:00    Coffee and registration

09:00     Welcome

09:15     Session – HIV diagnosis – HIV in primary care

10.15     Session- Sexual Assault and Abuse


11.15     Session – Viral Hepatitis

12.00     Small Group Workshops x 2


 14.00    Small Group Workshops x 2


15.45     Session – STIs in Pregnancy        

16:30     Session - Syphilis

17.15     Meeting with mentors

17.30     Close



  • Male Dysuria, Testicular Pain and Testicular Lumps
  • Conditions affecting genital skin
  • Female Pelvic Pain
  • Gay, bisexual and other MSM