COURSE OVERVIEW

The online Advanced Certificate of Men’s Health provides medical professionals with a robust understanding of men’s health issues commonly seen in primary care. Delivered by leading experts, the program will enable you to better address your patients’ concerns, exploring medical conditions pertinent to male patients such as penile conditions, fertility, testicular and male breast cancer, hair loss, genital inflammatory dermatoses, androgen deficiency, dementia, cardiovascular health, and weight control.

The gender-specific health needs of men are a significant part of day-to-day work in general practice. In Australia, men are generally less healthy than women and have a lesser life expectancy. Three quarters of Australian men are overweight or obese, and half of all men have chronic disease. More than half drink alcohol excessively, and the leading cause of death among Australian males is cardiovascular disease. It is therefore crucial that primary care physicians have the necessary skills to address common concerns among their male patients, improving outcomes and saving lives.

Many men do not report their health problems or seek treatment, neglecting to manage serious health concerns unless they have a long-lasting relationship built on trust with a medical practitioner who understand their needs. A more “male friendly” GP can develop a stronger rapport with their male patients to uncover and treat any health problems.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

The Advanced Certificate of Men's Health is tailored for medical doctors who wish to improve patient outcomes by managing common male health issues in general practice. 

This course is for medical doctors and for degree-qualified nurses that work under their supervision. The prerequisite for this Advanced Certificate course is the successful completion of the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Men’s Health (or a qualification deemed equivalent). HealthCert also highly recommends successful management of at least 25 cases of men’s health issues prior to enrolment. Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing English is assumed.

Professionally recognised qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • Penile conditions and fertility check
  • Testicular cancer and male breast cancer
  • Male hair loss and genital inflammatory dermatoses
  • Androgen deficiency
  • Dementia in men
  • Cardiovascular health and weight control in men
  • Male anatomy and clinical problems 2
  • GP cases in men’s health: Common conditions

Course participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to replay video lectures from medical experts.
  • Participate in discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions.
  • Receive access to research/readings in the field.
  • Participate in course webinar prior to the examinations and ask questions.
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review.
  • Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Penile conditions and fertility check

Module 2: Testicular cancer and male breast cancer

Module 3: Male hair loss and genital inflammatory dermatoses

Module 4: Androgen deficiency

Module 5: Dementia in men

Module 6: Cardiovascular health and weight control in men

Module 7: Integrative medicine for men's health

Module 8: GP cases in men’s health: Common conditions

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PROGRAM FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

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$1,795

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$640 x 3

 

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$2,550

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$450 x 6

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GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save up to $350 on online certificate courses and up to $500 on certificate courses that include a practical workshop. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Early Bird special.

Meet Your Instructors

Your instructors are noted specialists in Men's Health.
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Prof Mathis Grossman

MD, PhD, FRACP


Professor Mathis Grossmann is a physician-scientist trained in both basic biology and clinical endocrinology. He is Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Australia. As a Consultant Endocrinologist at Austin Health, he runs Endocrine Men’s Health and Endocrine Breast Cancer Clinics.

Prof Grossmann graduated with an MD from Heidelberg University Medical School and did his internship in Munich, Germany. He then spent four years in basic research at the National Institutes of Health, USA, and obtained a PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, followed by clinical training leading to FRACP. He joined the University of Melbourne at Austin Health in 2006.

His research focuses on the roles of reproductive hormones in health and disease. His group conducts observational and interventional trials in men with 1) low testosterone and chronic disease, 2) hypogonadism, 3) prostate cancer receiving androgen deprivation therapy, and 4) women with breast cancer receiving aromatase inhibition to understand how reproductive hormones regulate musculoskeletal health and glucose homeostasis, both at the clinical and the molecular level.

He has >150 peer reviewed publications and book chapters with more than 7,000 citations and a H-index of 46.

Editorial board memberships include the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of the Endocrine Society, Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford), Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research, and he is Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Andrology.

Committee memberships include the US Endocrine Society Endocrine Self-Assessment Program (ESAP) and the Endocrine Society of Australia Council.

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Prof Peter Reaburn

Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Bond University

Professor Peter Reaburn is a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Bond University who practises what he preaches. Prof Reaburn is an active researcher focused on health, performance, and successful ageing in masters athletes. He has published or edited five books, authored or co-authored with postgraduate students over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and supervised 25 postgraduate research theses to completion. Prof Reaburn is an award-winning university educator having won university and national teaching awards and citations for both undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision.

Prof Reaburn has been invited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) to run professional development workshops on health and performance in ageing athletes and is regularly invited to speak and comment on health and performance matters related to healthy aging.

Prof Reaburn is a masters athlete with a passionate belief in the value of exercise as medicine. He has won national titles in masters swimming, surf lifesaving and triathlon as a masters athlete including placing seventh in his age group at the Hawaii Ironman after qualifying through winning his age group (50-54 years) at the Australian Ironman in 2005. He is married with two daughters. He currently swims, cycles, walks, and jogs for health. He enjoys reading Australian military and convict history as well as Gerald Seymour and Stephen Leather novels.

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Dr Harry McIlroy

MD

Integrative physician in San Francisco

Dr Harry McIlroy, MD is an integrative physician in San Francisco who combines the best of Western and Eastern medicine to help people live well and feel better.

Dr McIlroy is a licensed acupuncturist with training in functional medicine. He considers himself to be an old-time, small town family doctor with a big bag of tricks! He works hard to truly know his patients and help them optimise their health and vitality as naturally as possible. His specialities include medical cannabis, chronic pain, digestive health, regenerative medicine and insomnia.

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Dr Brad Lipson

Family & Bariatric Physician - Board Certified
AOBFP & ABOM
Fellow of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology
Added Qualifications in Headache Medicine
Clinical Lipidologist

Dr Brad Lipson, D.O., FASPC, AQH, DABOM is a family medicine specialist in Boca Raton, Florida, with a special interest in medical marijuana.

Dr Lipson is an alumnus of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a doctorate in osteopathic medicine (D.O.) after graduating from the University of Miami with a B.S. in psychobiology and minor in business administration. He completed training as chief resident at the family practice residency program at Wellington Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Florida. He received his family practice board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

Dr Lipson was born and raised in South Florida; he is married with two children, speaks Spanish, and enjoys Asian culture, geography, and computer technology. His interests include heart attack and stroke prevention, diabetes (diabetology), cholesterol (lipidology), obesity / metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, men's health, and sleep disorders. He is a board certified family physician.

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Dr Christopher M Ross

BSc(BiomedSc)(Hons) BMBS FACD

Dr Christopher Ross is an Adelaide-based Dermatologist who completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with Honours at Adelaide University in 2004, before completing his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Flinders University in 2008.

Dermatology specialist training was conducted at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital; he was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (FACD) in 2016. Dr Ross has published multiple articles in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology and has written and presented several courses in General Dermatology with HealthCert for teaching purposes.

Dr Ross has a keen interest in rural dermatology, providing outreach services to Darwin and rural South Australia. He also holds the position of Visiting Medical Specialist at Flinders Medical Centre, providing care and teaching to Dermatology registrars. Dr Ross has an interest in all general dermatology including acne, eczema, psoriasis and hair loss.

Dr Ross become a founding member of DermoDirect, which is an online teledermatology service that provides a valuable specialist service to rural areas of Australia. He also is a founder of Diagnode, the telehealth platform behind Dermodirect.

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Dr Darren Katz

Urological and Prosthetic Surgeon

Leader, Andrology Special Advisory Group, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

Dr Darren Katz is a urological surgeon who serves as Medical Director of Men’s Health Melbourne. He is a very approachable urologist who understands the importance of providing patients with the highest standards of multi-disciplinary care. His aim is to deliver prompt, ready-access to all forms of urological management – either elective or emergency - and is available 24/7 to GPs and patients.

Dr Katz is the current Leader of the Andrology Special Advisory Group for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. He graduated from Melbourne University Medical School in 2001 and completed his specialist urological training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has spent two years at world-leading hospitals - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill-Cornell Medical Centre - in New York completing sub-speciality urological fellowships in andrology, urological prosthetics, male voiding dysfunction, incontinence, and male infertility.

Dr Katz is the director of the only Australian Prosthetic and Micro-surgical Fellowship which trains overseas urologists in world-leading procedures and operations. Dr Katz has trained urologists from USA, Canada, Israel, and England. These urologists spend one year with Dr Katz and his colleagues learning about the latest treatments and operations in his sub-speciality field.

Dr Katz is heavily involved with research and academics and has been awarded both national and international grants and scholarships. He has been an invited faculty member for numerous urological workshops to teach other urologists and training urologists about the latest surgical techniques. He often presents at major international conferences.  He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology International, Andrology, Asian Journal of Urology, Journal of Sexual Medicine, The Asian Journal of Andrology, and the Journal of Andrology and Gynaecology: Current Research. He is involved with several clinical trials and provides the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatments for his patients. 

Dr Katz is a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, The Fertility Society of Australia, The American Urological Association, The European Association of Urology, and The Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

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Dr Divyanshu Dua

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Canberra Region Cancer Services

Dr Divyanshu Dua has worked as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Canberra Region Cancer Services since July 2016. He previously worked as a Staff Specialist in Medical Oncology in rural Victoria.

Dr Dua’s experience and training in medicine and oncology spans across three continents including Asia, Europe, and Australia. He specialises in lung cancers, thoracic malignancies, and genitourinary malignancies. He has a special interest in cancer in geriatric patients and a keen interest in medical services development and hospital management.

After doing most of his physician training in Adelaide, Dr Dua went on to do a clinical fellowship at the Guys Hospital in London in drug development, early phase clinical trials, and thoracic malignancies.

In his spare time, Dr Dua is a sports fan and enjoys watching and playing cricket.

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Dr Joe Kosterich

MBBS

Doctor, speaker, author, media presenter and health industry consultant

Doctor, speaker, author, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life.

Dr Kosterich writes for numerous medical and mainstream publications and is a regular on radio and television. He is often called to give opinions in medico legal cases, is clinical editor of Medical Forum Magazine, adjunct professor (teaching) at UWA and a lecturer at Curtin Medical School.

Medical Advisor to Medicinal Cannabis company Little Green Pharma and Chairman of Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association, Dr Kosterich has self-published two books: Dr Joe’s DIY Health and 60 Minutes To Better Health, and maintains a website and blog with health information and commentary.

Previously he held senior positions in the Australian Medical Association and sat on numerous industry and government boards. He has extensive corporate experience in the setting up and management of medical centres and in helping businesses maintain a healthy workforce.

Through all this he continues to see patients as a GP each week.

COURSE DELIVERY

This is a fully online course. Participants can enjoy the flexibility to study at their own pace, in their own time, within their home or office, and on their favourite mobile device. The modules are set up in such a way that participants are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video lectures at their convenience.

The webinars offer the opportunity to join and interact with the presenters online in real-time but can also be viewed later. There are no face-to-face requirements for exams which can be conveniently completed online within three months of the exam opening date. With no travel, accommodation or out-of-office expenses incurred, participants can build critical skills and tailor their career while working in a busy practice or raising a family.

There are eight units in a HealthCert certificate course. The course is delivered over 15 weeks with 12 weeks of teaching followed by three weeks for revision and final examinations. The course includes online presentations from experts in the field followed by patient case discussions and decision-making. There is a final webinar prior to examinations. You will also receive valuable 12 months web-based support from the speakers and participate in regular online learning sessions with the opportunity to ask any questions you might have as you implement your learning. 

The course includes: 

  • All presentation slides available for download.
  • Access to additional learning resources, reference materials and video lectures.
  • Readings with references to peer-reviewed journal articles to keep up-to-date with developments in the field.

ASSESSMENT

In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes a professional requirement and two online examinations.

  • Develop a report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development

Online assessment

  • 104 knowledge questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
    • 13 per module
      Example: The medical practitioner believes that 10% of the population … Is he correct?  Yes/No
  • 104 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic
    • 13 per module
      Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do?  Multiple choice images based on patient cases.

The knowledge-based examination is worth 50 per cent and the application-based examination is worth 50 per cent. The overall pass mark is 80 per cent. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone. Knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course.

HealthCert recommends completion of the assessment at your convenience within three months of the completion of the course (or enrolling in the online course).

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Advanced Certificate of Men’s HealthUpon successful completion of the exam, course participants will receive the Advanced Certificate of Men's Health.

RACGP and ACRRM points pending. 

 

This professional certificate:
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is quality-assured by Bond University.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

This online program consists of the Foundation Certificate, Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate, and Complex Clinical Audit of Men's Health.

 

Postgraduate scholarships for Men's Health

HealthCert graduates who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate and Complex Clinical Audit of Men's Health receive a scholarship of up to £500 (approximately $1,000) towards the Master of Science in Sexual and Reproductive Health. The postgraduate course is offered entirely online through DiplomaMSc in the UK and awarded by the University of South Wales. This scholarship is only available to HealthCert alumni. Learn more or enrol here.

 

Participation in research

HealthCert alumni have opportunities to participate in research projects conducted by leading experts in the field. Research projects and surveys are shared via the HealthCert blog which is available to HealthCert alumni.

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