•   6hrs
  •   Public

This eLearning resource aims to provide health professionals in a variety of disciplines, with the knowledge, skills and abilities to care for women who are at risk of, or are experiencing psychosexual concerns associated with gynaecological cancer or its treatments.


Women with gynaecological cancer can experience significant sexual difficulties, yet information and support tailored for this area is often neglected or mistimed. 

This online eLearning resource provides six modules containing learning activities and supporting materials to develop the skills in providing effective individualised psychosexual care to women and their partners affected by gynaecological cancer. It presents information about sexuality, the psychosexual impact of cancer and its treatments, and knowledge and skills required by health professionals to assess and manage psychosexual sequelae. 



Completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3 will provide a beginning level of knowledge and skill.

Review of Modules 1, 2 and 3 and completion of Modules 4, 5, and 6 will achieve an extended level of knowledge, confidence and skill. 

Additional Information

Funded by: Cancer Australia

Project team (2018): Professor Patsy Yates, Kylie Ash, Sarah Northfield. Queensland University of Technology.

The project team acknowledges the contribution of key peer reviewers in the redevelopment of the PSGC resource in 2018. Thanks to Maree Grier, Clinical Psychologist and Kim Hobbs, Social Worker.
Project team (2010 – 2012): Professor Patsy Yates, Kath Nattress, Kim Hobbs, Ilona Juraskova, Kendra Sundquist, Lynda Carnew

Project Working Group (2010 – 2012): Dr Margaret Davy (Chairperson)

Disciplines represented in Project Working Group & module review:

  • Consumer
  • Gynaecological Oncologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Gynaecological Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Gynaecological Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Education Services Manager
  • Patient Programs Officer
  • Sexual Health Educator
Psychosexual care of women affected by gynaecological cancers

What you will achieve

  • Describe the dimensions of sexuality
  • Identify key elements for frameworks for psychosexual care
  • Describe the effects of gynaecological cancers and their various treatments on physical, psychological, social and sexual functioning
  • Understand the key principles of psychosexual communication
  • Identify health professionals and support services for referring woman and their partners for psychosexual care
  • Discuss the key elements of a comprehensive psychosexual assessment​
  • Identify interventions appropriate for specific psychosexual concerns
  • Discuss the evidence that underpins specific psychosexual care interventions

Who is this course for?

All health professionals


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