Jean Hailes for Women's Health

Diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a chronic condition that affects 8-13% of women of reproductive age. In some high-risk groups, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, it can affect up to 21% of women in this age group.  

PCOS can have serious implications for women’s health, affecting fertility, physical health, mental health, body image and emotional wellbeing. Yet up to 70% of women with PCOS remain undiagnosed.

This e-learning course has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of PCOS, its diagnosis and key management principles.

It covers the following points:

  • signs and symptoms
  • diagnosis and assessment
  • reproductive, metabolic and psychological health implications
  • guide to consultation
  • key principles of management and treatment.

By the end of the course, health professionals working in primary care will be able to deliver evidence-based, best-practice management to patients, leading to improved health outcomes and a greater awareness and recognition of the condition.