The Extension Program builds on the teaching experience of the teacher and has four specific areas of building knowledge and skills:
- Review of science and methodology
- The Accurate Chart – Skills to ensure the presented chart is an accurate representation of the woman’s signs and symptoms.
- The Continuum – Variants of Ovarian Activity from menarche to menopause per Professor James B Brown.
- The Billings Ovulation Method® chart as a Diagnostic Tool
Accredited Teachers who attend this course will learn:
• Never to make assumptions
• To ask the right questions during chart reviews
• To identify the likely hormone levels and cervical response when reviewing charts
• To identify a Basic Infertile Pattern (BIP) in charts, especially when ovulation is delayed and when there is no cervical response to rising hormone levels
• To identify a Peak only when the necessary criteria is present
• To understand the Continuum of ovarian activity
• To identify the need for referral for medical investigation when abnormalities in the Billings Ovulation Method® chart are observed
A large component of this course is based on the Continuum of Ovarian Activity from Menarche to Menopause, the life-work of Emeritus Professor James B Brown: http://humupd.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/10/05/humupd.dmq040.full