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CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)26
First Published
Updated29 June 2018
Expires 10 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course describes the menopause and provides a comprehensive guide to its aetiology and clinical features, as well as reviewing the use and efficacy of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Topics include:

  • The normal ovarian cycle
  • The role of oestrogen
  • Ovarian failure
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Management and treatment
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Myths and misinformation

Target audience

All health professionals, in particular, those practising in general medical practices and women’s health settings.


Improve understanding of the menopause and to review the appropriate use of hormone replacement therapy to enhance the care and treatment of women who suffer from unwanted symptoms.


All women undergo the menopause at some stage and many will be affected by the consequent changes that occur as the ovaries fail and natural oestrogen production declines. Some of these symptoms can be serious, for example, osteoporosis; and it is important that the processes are well understood along with treatment options and management.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the changes that occur at menopause
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of ovarian failure
  • Explain the rationale for the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a treatment for ovarian failure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA). Currently the President of the Victorian branch of Sustainable Population Australia. See Educator Profile

CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)26
First Published
Updated29 June 2018
Expires 10 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Women's Health
Sexual Health
Reproductive Health
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

26 Total Rating(s)
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Maura Penn
17 Feb 2019


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Paula Marshall
13 Feb 2019

good update

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Philippa marriott
03 Feb 2019

This was a great lecture it reinforces my knowledge and was encouraging to be able to encourage women in this faze of their lives

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Gregory Turner
26 Jan 2019

An excellent online presentation.

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Sandy Evens
20 Jan 2019


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Justine Carol Nannono
15 Jan 2019

Excellent presentation

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Michelle Glass
13 Jan 2019

Very informative topic. Easy to comprehend.

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Jennifer Adams
11 Jan 2019

Interesting and educational points for a basic understanding of menopause.

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Jen L’Huillier
06 Jan 2019

I found this to be very interesting & helpful in both professional & personal issues

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Najwa El-Zahab
09 Nov 2018

The speaker was a bit slow but information was very good and the speaker was very confident