IFCPC-IARC Training Course

IFCPC-IARC Training course in Colposcopy and the prevention of Cervical Cancer



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An overview of the course and its evolution over the last three years is available by  (PDF download). In short the course is designed to train colleagues in Low and Middle Income Countries who would like to care for screen positive women and women with precancerous cervical disease.  The course is in modular form and it’s components are

 - A theoretical component delivered over 6 months in the form of 30 video recorded lectures which are available at a rate of one per week.

 - Each lecture is followed by a short questionnaire which the trainee answers and submits on line on a weekly basis.

- 30 batches histology and other lab results included) are also delivered on a once per week basis.

- A practical hands on clinic attendance is mandatory at some time during the year whereby the trainee will manage. 

-50 directly supervised cases (half new cases, 10 high grade).

-50 indirectly supervised cases (half new cases, 10 high grade)

- Each nominated course trainer will have attended a Train the Trainers seminar and will have sufficient case throughput and time to undertake the training and assessment required.

- Each nominated course trainer will sign off the log book and competency forms.

- An Objective Structured Clinical Examination  (OSCE) will be held at the end of the year for traiinees who have satisfactorily completed the above components and been signed off by their trainers.

- Successful examination candidates will receive an IFCPC-IARC certifiate of course completion of video recorded colposcopy cases (images, details).

Potential trainees - Click here for more information

Potential clinical trainers - click here  for more information

Example Brochures:


Online video recorded lecture list
Sample image library  
Competencies learned during the course
Log books of cases templates - Directly Supervised, Indirectly Supervised.

Click here to view the faculty for this course and the list of accredited trainers who have attended a training the trainers.

Course Registration : Click here for detailed information about how to register for the course.

If you have any questions about the course or require any further information please contact the course project manager Evelyn Bayle ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).