Five benefits of online short medical courses in circumcision

Circumcision has been a hotly contested issue since the eighteenth century, but with the benefits of the latest medical research, many of the misconceptions have been disproved.

In Australia, circumcision was routine in the 1930s, with around 80% of males circumcised. Currently, a top figure of around 20% is being quoted for males in Australia who are circumcised. The online short medical courses in circumcision provide the latest research and techniques for doctors performing the procedure. What is of equal importance is removing some of the myths surrounding the process during the online short medical courses.

Reassuring parents and adult patients

Even if they are of the Muslim or Jewish faith, where circumcision is an accepted practice, it can still be disturbing for parents to present their newborn to the doctor for removal of the foreskin during voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

Parents want to be assured of a safe, relatively pain-free outcome. The online short medical courses provide a circumcision doctor with the answers to reassure parents. A doctor trained in all the newest circumcision techniques and aware of which method is least painful and results in the least incidence of complications can provide parents with a clearer picture of the procedure.

Instead of travelling and returning for the procedure on a different day from the initial consult, the consult and procedure can be performed in one day, saving parents from the angst involved in waiting.

Convenient training for the doctor

The doctor taking the online short medical courses in circumcision will already be qualified as a medical professional. It is a question of learning the latest techniques online and gaining the requisite practical experience with the doctor presenting the course.

Online short medical courses have developed significantly during the past three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic necessitating contactless medical training. Through simulations, videos and more recently, with Holoportation and Smartglasses, doctors taking courses from the comfort of their own homes can feel like they are in the operating room with a circumcision doctor and can benefit from the experience.


Doctors are qualified medical professionals and can proceed at their own pace with the small surgery courses. The pace may depend on how busy they are and the percentage of time they can devote to extra training in their professional practice.

Online short medical courses in circumcision save the professional considerable time travelling to lectures and observing all procedures in person when this can be done via virtual reality devices. The online course theory will need to be completed before the clinician can proceed to in-person practical sessions with the circumcision specialist leading the course.

Access to updated techniques

When doctors take online short medical courses in circumcision, they gain access to all the latest research conveniently put together and have techniques evaluated by experts rather than spending a great deal of their time on research.

The merits of various devices, including the Gomco clamp, Mogen Clamp, Shang Ring and Plastibell devices, are treated in detail. The most suitable suture size for newborns and needles are discussed. In place of the usual lecture method, participants in the online short medical courses can collaborate with fellow learners and the course moderators, maintaining interest as they exchange experiences and knowledge.

Advocating for better health outcomes

Research indicates that circumcision reduces the incidence of cervical cancer and transmission of HIV and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Doctors taking online short medical courses in circumcision are equipped with all the latest statistics and studies to help patients decide on their sexual health and that of their partners.

The circumcision doctor can explain the medication that will be supplied before and after the procedure and how circumcision will impact the life of the person undertaking the procedure.

A doctor visit for an infection gives the circumcision doctor a chance to explain proper hygiene to youngsters who may not receive this information at home. Not all infections will warrant circumcision. Only around 6% of males in Australia will need circumcision to correct conditions such as balanitis (infection of the foreskin), paraphimosis (when the foreskin will not return to the normal position), or phimosis.

Taking online short medical courses in circumcision can benefit doctors and patients through the objective transmission of the latest research, improvements in conducting pain-free circumcisions and implementation of best practices for improved outcomes concerning possible complications and infections.

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