Online Learning Opportunities
Anti-inflammatory foods for arthritis webinar
Date & Time: Thursday, 24 August 2017 – 6.00pm to 7.00pm
- Foods that reduce or increase inflammation in the body
- Dietary supplements suggested to reduce inflammation
- Herbal remedies for inflammation
- The Mediterranean diet
Speaker: Alicia Thackray (MSc., BSc.)
Cost: $15 – Members of AONSW / $25 – Non-Members
Enquiries: For further information, please contact Jenny Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9857 3300.
Thunderstorm Asthma Webinar: How to identify and manage at-risk patients
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend a free online webinar developed by the National Asthma Council and supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria). The event is available to members and non-members to attend.
In this 60-minute webinar you will learn:
- What thunderstorm asthma is and under which environmental circumstances it could occur
- Who is at risk and how to manage patients with an increased risk, if thunderstorm asthma is the forecast.
Presented by Professor Amanda Barnard, the webinar will take place on Thursday 24 August 2017 at 6.30pm (EAST). Register here.
Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health Online Course
The University of Sydney has launched a new MOOC (massive open online course) in collaboration with Coursera.
The course is free and covers the basics of recognising and managing mental illness as well as aspects of positive mental health and strategies for prevention and self-management of illness.
Topics include exercise, nutrition concepts, sleep hygiene, stress management, mindfulness, attachment concepts, the role of work, identifying strengths, recovery principles, lived experience stories and many more.
It is presented by over 30 different experts in psychiatry, psychology and mental health research from the University and around Australia.
It is a 5 week course containing over 40 x 10 minute video lectures with some basic assessments; however it could be used selectively, just browsing and identifying the relevant modules for each individual.
Decision Assist’s first primary care webinar
Decision Assist’s first primary care webinar is now available on YouTube. Participants will learn how to:
- Recognise the benefits of advance care planning in primary care settings
- Identify opportunities to initiate and continue advance care planning discussions
- Describe the role of primary care staff in advance care planning discussions
Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy
Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza.
Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vaccine. Influenza infection during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery and even death in newborns and very young babies. Pregnant women can have the vaccine at any time during pregnancy and they benefit from it all through the year.
- Flu vaccination and pregnancy – Free flu shots for pregnant women https://youtu.be/IhUoMPPGgZA
- Flu vaccination and pregnancy – What pregnant women need to know https://youtu.be/7m0M_rFIhFY
- Flu vaccination and pregnancy – Vaccinate against flu. Protect your baby too https://youtu.be/9nWb6daxfEY
For further information visit the Immunise Australia website Pregnant Women page.
Professor Brendan Murphy
Australian Government Chief Medical Officer
AAMP Online Learning Centre
This resource has been developed with the support of a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health.
The eLearning modules provide a basic overview of the skills and areas of knowledge required successfully to
manage a Healthcare Practice.
The Advance Project is in conjunction with Hammond Care, Care Search, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, UTS, The University of Wollongong, Austin Health Ongoing.
Advance is a free toolkit of screening and assessment tools and a training package, specifically designed to support nurses in Australian general practices to work with general practitioners (GPs) to initiate advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care in everyday general practice.
Advance aims to enable better care outcomes in Australian GP practices through:
- enabling earlier consideration and uptake of ACP
- enabling more efficient use of GP and nurse time in providing palliative and supportive care
- enabling more appropriate and timely referrals to specialist palliative care services if required
- increasing confidence and comfort levels for general practice nurses (GPNs) in initiating conversations with patients and their carers about screening for supportive care needs and ACP
What are the benefits of Advance for general practice?
The Advance training package will help general practice nurse(s) to work with GPs to initiate ACP and, where appropriate, palliative care for elderly and/or chronically ill patients within the practice.
Arm Chair Medical
100s of educational videos for GPs
Synopsis: 100s of educational videos produced for Australian General Practitioners
Access over 80 Clinical Lectures Online – filmed in and around the North Shore
Provider: Armchair Medical in conjunction with Sydney North Primary Health Network
In conjunction with Armchair medical, SNPHN would like to offer GPs and health professionals in the Sydney North Primary Health Network region access to over 80 clinical and non-clinical lectures that have been filmed by armchair medical over the recent months.
Access to these recordings is currently being offered at no cost to participants and can offer access to some of the more highly demanded education topics from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
To view the available lectures and topics now, please visit go to www.snphn.armchairmedical.tv and click on the big green watch now button.
Cost: There is no cost to GPs and health professionals from the Sydney North Primary Health Network region
Enquiries: For more information please contact the SNPHN education team via email@example.com
Registration: To access the lectures now visit www.snphn.armchairmedical.tv
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria’s ‘Musculoskeletal (MSK) Health’ 2017 Webinar Series
CPD Points: Various
Synopsis: A series of five webinars designed to provide participants with clinically meaningful skills and knowledge to deliver recommended care by focusing on issues relevant to the evidence-based treatment and management of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)
ACRRM has a purpose-built Online Learning platform – RRMEO – that will enable you to maintain or extend your skills from anywhere in the world.
You can enrol and complete online modules and participate in virtual classrooms as part of a blended learning environment, all accessible through your My College Dashboard.
Australian Society for HIV Medicine – ASHM
ASHM Training Courses
CPD Points: Various
Synopsis: The ASHM Professional Education Division is constantly updating and improving its offering of courses and training activities.
Becoming More Gay Friendly in Your Practice
Australians live in a multicultural, muti-layered society. We identify ourselves by our backgrounds, gender, culture, experiences and by our sexuality. Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) have diverse health needs. This module aims to inform health professionals about the diversity within the LGBTI community and to reduce stigma and discrimination, particularly for gay men and men who have sex with men, by ensuring their specific health needs are being met.
The case-based modules explore stigma and discrimination, sexual health screening, common STIs, and specific issues faced by gay and other homosexually active men.
The Becoming More Gay Friendly in Your Practice Online Learning Module (OLM) has been developed by STIGMA. The OLM focuses on the diversity of health needs within the LGBTI community.
Target audience: GPs, health professionals
Duration: One hour
CPD: RACGP 2 Category 2 QI&CPD points
Funding Body: STI in Gay Men’s Action Group (STIGMA)
More information: www.stipu.nsw.gov.au/stigma/becoming-more-gay-friendly
E-Mental Health in practice
Understand e-Mental Health resources and how they can be integrated into primary care to deliver effective stepped care treatment to patients with common mental health conditions.
At the end of this program, you will:
- understand what e-Mental Health (eMH) means
- be able to explain to patients the evidence supporting the use of eMH
- recognise appropriate patients for eMH referral
- develop strategies / processes for implementing eMH in practice and providing follow up to these patients.
Completion of the full ALM (full 6-part series) will provide RACGP ALM 40 Cat 1 QI&CPD points. Completion of individual modules will provide RACGP Cat 2 QI&CPD points.
For more information please contact the Black Dog Institute Education and Training section on 9382 8518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To select and register for the course you are interested in, please click here.
Cancer Council NSW
Help Life Get Better: Life after cancer treatment
Synopsis: When treatment has finished, you may experience new challenges and have questions you didn’t know you had. The Cancer Council can help answer th …
Centre for Genetics Education
First Trimester Screening
CPD Points: 3 Category 2 points
Synopsis: This 90 minute Category 2 training module has been developed by the NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education and the Royal Australian College of GPs.
Centre of Eating Disorders and Dieting
Diagnosis and Management of Eating Disorders
CPD Points: Category 1 and 2
Synopsis: The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders Online Learning Program addresses the nature, identification, assessment and treatment of eating disorders …
Diabetes in practice for practice nurses
Delivery mode: online – 12 hours
Synopsis: Learn about diabetes and how to manage it. Update your existing knowledge and be able to provide even better support to people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION: http://www.diabetesqualified.com.au/courses/
Health Communication Network – HCN
Medical Director Training
CPD Points: NA
Synopsis: HCN provides various training options, including classroom, webinars, product demonstrations and e-Learning modules, to suit the requirements of their …
ID Health Education
Free Training in Intellectual Disability and Mental Health
Synopsis: Would you like to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to improve the mental health care of people with an intellectual disability?
MD Briefcase Australia
MD BriefCase and MD Passport Online Education for Health Professionals
CPD Points: Various
mdBriefCase provides free online accredited medical education for Australian and New Zealand Health professionals.
MHPN – Mental Health Practitioners Network
MHPN Webinar Recordings – Now available!
CPD Points: Self notification
Synopsis: MHPN is offering practitioners access to review past webinars for educational upskilling.
NPS MedicineWise Online Learning Opportunity
CPD Points: Various
Synopsis: Online learning resources for health professionals and health professional students, promoting and supporting quality use of medicines.
NSW STI Programs Unit and ThinkGP
Sexual health online education programs
CPD Points: Various
Synopsis: Online education programs available through partnership between ThinkGP and the NSW STI Programs Unit …
RACGP Online Learning Opportunities
CPD Points: Various
Synopsis: The RACGP offers a wide range of programs and activities via many delivery modes. The activities reflect current technology and best practice in the d …
Sydney Medical School - Northern
Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice online training webinar series
Date: The series begins Thursday February 16, 2017 from 5:30-7:00pm. Final session scheduled for Thursday May 25, 2017.
CPD Hours: Participants who complete the series will receive a certificate for 28 hours of professional development.
Synopsis: This is an excellent professional development opportunity for health professionals to further develop skills to help patients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems. This program is run entirely online, making it accessible to all health professionals across both rural and suburban Australia.
About the Webinars
Each program consists of seven webinar sessions of 90 minutes duration conducted over a 2-3 month timeframe. In each session you will explore specific strategies on how to effectively manage patients experiencing chronic pain with an experienced facilitator
The Heart Foundation
Online learning for Professionals: The Heart Foundation
Synopsis: The Heart Foundation supports professionals working in health by providing online learning modules focused on improving cardiovascular care.
The Timely Diagnosis of Dementia
CPD Points: 40
Synopsis: This activity discusses the assessment and investigation of the patient who presents with cognitive impairment. The various presentations and their as …
University of Tasmania
Understanding Dementia – online course
Synopsis: The University of Tasmania’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a nine-week online course that builds upon the latest …