Perimenopause Studies Diploma Course

Original price was: £325.00.Current price is: £245.00.

Course Overview (Sale Price)

Registered Open College Diploma Course

  • SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Certificate Course
  • Upon completion of this course, you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Perimenopause.Studies.dip which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally, you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This Certificate course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £245.00

Course Description

Understanding Perimenopause: A Comprehensive Course!

Introduction to Perimenopause

Some women have changes that are so drastic that they seek medical help. Other women hardly notice the changes. In any case, the symptoms are often temporary and treatable.

For these reasons, perimenopause is often seen as a time of transition rather than a loss of youth. Much attention has been given to perimenopause in the popular media.

It is widely believed that many age-related health problems (such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and weight gain) begin during perimenopause.

This may be the reason behind the increasing demand for hormone products and dietary supplements. In actuality, little scientific evidence supports these beliefs. In general, a healthy lifestyle will keep age-related problems at bay more effectively than hormones or other medical products.

Perimenopause is a word that means “around menopause.” It is used to describe the time during which a woman moves from a normal menstrual pattern into menopause.

Starting at about age 30, a woman’s ovaries begin making less estrogen and progesterone. This process speeds up in her 40s. Estrogen and progesterone are the hormones that control menstruation. As the hormone levels change during perimenopause, the time between periods may be longer or shorter, and the flow may be light or heavy. These changes are a normal part of aging.

Perimenopause is the time period that leads up to the final menstrual period. It represents all of the years that a woman is experiencing uncomfortable symptoms before making the diagnosis of menopause.

In actuality, it is the permanent cessation of the primary reproductive capacity. It is the point in time when menstrual periods do not occur for 12 consecutive months and there are no other biologic or pathologic causes for the menstruation to have stopped.

At this point, a woman is wholly menopausal. Every month she does not experience a menstrual period and we cannot attribute the absence to an external factor, she moves 30 to 31 days closer to being fully menopausal.

Perimenopause is a term used to define the period when a natural shift in a woman’s reproductive and hormonal system occurs. It is a time when her menstrual cycle begins to change and she becomes aware of the stage she is in.

This time generally starts when the first signs of declining ovarian function begin to appear around ovarian cycle number 160 to 260. The average duration for perimenopause is about 4 years. Most often, it is a time period of 1 to 5 years but this period of changing physiology is actually distinctive and separate from the others in a woman’s reproductive life.

Hormonal Changes

While it’s true that women have no more tears in their body when we cry, there really is a reason that we overreact to relatively small problems at some times during perimenopause.

Estrogen has been found to increase the action of neurochemicals that promote emotional well-being, while progesterone levels are associated with an increase in the action of neurochemicals that steer emotional responses to the effect of opiate mood regulators in the body.

In the reproductive years, progesterone causes the body to stop overreacting. There is an actual molecular and physiological basis for the silly statement that there’s no such thing as a woman who is only a little bit pregnant.

Fluctuating or very high levels of estrogen can cause mood swings and breast tenderness. Progesterone levels that are too high, relative to estrogen, can cause bloating and sleepiness. Progesterone levels that are too low can cause heavy and frequent menstrual bleeding.

Both conditions can trigger hot flashes and night sweats, but it is not the absolute levels of estrogen and progesterone, but the ratio of the two hormones to each other, that directly cause the other common symptoms of perimenopause.

Because each of these hormones has an effect on the other, and the levels of both hormones can spike up and down at the same time, we can get into real trouble. At times during perimenopause, estrogen and progesterone really are not in the right balance.

This course is open to anyone to enrol with or without any previous knowledge, qualifications or training. Anyone is welcome to take this course and is ideally suited to therapists.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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