Providing Contraceptive Care Part II: Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers – Summer 2021


Start 18 August, 2021 at 8 AM

End 19 August, 2021 at 4 PM


67 Kenilworth Ave. North




Online + In-person

Contact Info

McMaster University, CPD Office


No website provided


All Dates Available:

June 23 and 24
June 30th, July 2
July 14 and 15
July 28 and 29
Aug 4 and 5
Aug 18 and 19

The Program:

This is a clinical practicum for learning intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) insertion. Foundational knowledge and understanding for this placement is provided in the pre-requisite, continuing education course Contraceptive Care Part I: Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers. Participants must have successfully completed a pre-requisite course before participating in the clinical component. 


This second component – Part II (taken at an additional cost) - has two (2) elements:

  • Asynchronous learning on Avenue to Learn focused on application of content learned in the pre-requisite course. 
  • 2 days of mentorship and supervision in the clinical setting.  


You will receive one-to-one model-based demonstration with discussion, you will observe and participate in the procedure with step-by-step instruction by a preceptor and finally you will successfully participate in a minimum of 5 independent IUCD insertions with clients. A certificate of completion will be issued following successful demonstration of clinical competency. 



Participants will gain knowledge and skills necessary for the placement of intrauterine contraceptive devices. Upon completion of the course, the learner will:

  1. Understand considerations for counselling for IUCD 
  2. Understand elements of patient history impacting contraceptive device selection 
  3. Understand elements of patient education related to sexual health
  4. Recognize essential elements of physical examination for IUCD placement
  5. Demonstrate comprehensive counselling for IUCD placement
  6. Demonstrate components of a medical history impacting contraceptive device selection
  7. Demonstrate STI and sexual health education
  8. Demonstrate appropriate STI screening and treatment 
  9. Demonstrate proper IUCD placement
  10. Demonstrate understanding of appropriate follow up for routine and urgent care following IUCD placement


Target Audience: Midwives, Family Physicians, Residents, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants. Participants are required to be registered in good standing with their regulatory body during the practicum component of the course.


Registration Fee: $800 


Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Contraceptive Care Part 1: Continuing Education Course for Healthcare Providers. Other pre-requisite courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email


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