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Find webinars and online courses on this page. For access to the Education Webinars please go to the Education Videos webpage, or click here.

Advance Project

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.

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

Armchair Medical - watch Australia’s best medical conferences from the comfort of home

To support general practitioners in the Sydney North Health Network during the CIOVID 19 pandemic, Armchair Medical are offering every GP 10 weeks free access to armchairmedical.tv

https://www.armchaircpd.com.au/snphn

ASHM COVID-19 BBV and STI Sector Briefing

Like many organisations in our sector ASHM has been closely monitoring and considering the potential impact of COVID-19 on our staff and stakeholders. We also appreciate the additional strain being felt by the healthcare sector at all levels and have been focused on how to support our colleagues in our event planning and with the information we provide.
With that in mind a COVID-19 BBV and STI Sector Briefing was held today jointly with AFAO and Hepatitis Australia, and we were gratified by the high attendance. We also want to thank everyone who participated and hope that the webinar was beneficial and answered any questions you may have had. To those who were unable to join, we are pleased to advise that the recording is now available on our website.

Webinar recording now available. Click here to view.

AGPAL complimentary bushfire webinar – tools and techniques to assist during the primary care disaster recovery effort

View AGPAL’s webinar and additional resources on ‘Bushfire recovery – tools and techniques to assist during the primary care disaster recovery effort’

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) hosted a complimentary webinar on ‘Bushfire recovery – tools and techniques to assist during the primary care disaster recovery effort’.

The webinar includes practical advice on how to respond to a crisis. This includes assessing impact on people, processes, infrastructure, providers, and business performance; business continuity planning; and moving forward as a practice.

The webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and additional resources are available here: https://www.agpal.com.au/news/complimentary-bushfire-recovery-webinar/

ACP Learning - new modules for primary care, implementation and dementia

ACP Learning has new online learning modules to assist health professionals and care workers to support advance care planning in a variety of settings. The latest modules address advance care planning implementation, best practice in a primary care setting, and advance care planning for people with dementia.

See the full list of learning modules below.

  1. Advance care planning – an introduction
  2. Advance care planning conversations
  3. Advance care planning decision-making – the legal implications
  4. Advance care planning implementation
  5. Advance care planning in the primary care setting
  6. Advance care planning and dementia

Breast Cancer on-line learning modules for all health professionals

Cancer Australia has undertaken work to develop six breast cancer online modules in collaboration with ACRRM, for supporting  the needs of people affected by breast cancer.

http://cancerlearning.gov.au/topics/breast-cancer

The modules are available free of charge on the Rural and Remote Education Online (RRMEO) platform to any health professional(even if they are not a member of ACRRM).

All that is required is to fill in the registration form and ACRRM will provide a login password.  This will only apply to the Cancer Australia Breast Cancer course.

Please  note that, in the medium-term future some of the modules may be updated with current practice changes and to reflect national work in shared follow-up care for early breast cancer.

Become a Dementia Friend

Provider: Dementia friendly communities

Synopsis:

A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support.

It means you have increased your understanding of dementia and how small things you can do can help support people with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community.

A Dementia Friend is someone who understands small acts can make a big difference.

By having a better understanding of dementia, you are empowered to do small, everyday things that can make a difference to someone with dementia.

More information and registration: click here to register

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 …

Child mental health webinar series

This webinar series, presented by Emerging Minds and RACGP Specific Interests, will focus on providing GP participants with knowledge and skills required during a child mental health assessment.

The webinars will be facilitated by Dr James Best, Chair RACGP Specific Interests Child and Young Person’s Health, and will include GPs and specialists working in the area of child mental health.

The webinars are free to RACGP members and available to non-members for $95.00. Non-members should contact RACGP Specific Interests Events to register.

Date: Thursday 27th February

Time: 7.00-8.30pm AEDT

Venue: Online

Price: RACGP members: Free. Non-members: $95

Chronic disease management and health ageing program (Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association - APNA)

Practice nurses can upskill in chronic disease management and healthy ageing from the comfort of their own couch with APNA’s 12-month program. It includes an online workshop worth up to 6 CPD hours, comprehensive self-assessment, a huge suite of online learning, community of practice and nurse support. Find out more and register at www.apna.asn.au/education/cdmha. Spots are limited – closes 7 June 2020.

Cervical Screening Program - National Renewal - Healthcare providers online training modules

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer in a cost-effective manner through an organised approach to screening. Currently the NCSP promotes routine screening with a Pap test every two years for women aged 18 to 69 years. On 1 December 2017, the NCSP will be moving to a five yearly HPV test for woman aged 25 to 74 years.

Information on the current program and the ‘Renewal’ of the NCSP are available at: http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/cervical-screening-1

To assist Healthcare Providers in preparing for these changes to the NCSP, the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise have developed Cervical Screening Online Training Modules and these are now available at NPS MedicineWise https://learn.nps.org.au/mod/page/view.php?id=7804

This comprehensive set of online learning modules provide healthcare providers with information on the following areas:

  • Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP)
  • Changes to practice and the cervical screening clinical pathway
  • Communicating the importance of screening and test results to patients.

All six interactive online modules are accredited for CPD points with RACGP, ACRRM, ACN, ACM and APNA.

The modules cover:

1 – Cervical cancer

2 – Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program

3 – Communicating the importance of screening

4 – Screening in practice

5 – Understanding the screening pathway

6 – Communicating test results and patient management

The Cervical Screening Online Training Modules are based on the National Cervical Screening Program: Guidelines for the Management of Screen-Detected Abnormalities, Screening in Specific Populations and Investigation of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (2016 Guidelines).

These can be found at http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Cervical_cancer/Screening.
At this website are real life scenarios aimed at healthcare providers to assist them to understand the 2016 Guidelines: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Cervical_cancer/Screening/E-learning.

Codeine Rescheduling Webinar recording

Missed the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine’s (ACRRM) first webinar on codeine rescheduling? It’s now available online, free of charge for all members and non-members.

The webinar, brought to you in partnership with the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), CRANAplus, and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), gives you expert advice on the impact codeine rescheduling could have on rural and remote health providers.

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 Nurses

Provider: Diabetes Qualified

Title: Diabetes in Practice for Nurses

Date: Online

Who is this course for?

  • Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses

Delivery mode: Online

Synopsis:

As a Nurse, you play a pivotal role in supporting the person living with diabetes.  This course will provide you with increased knowledge and understanding of diabetes, enabling you to explain diabetes and how to manage it, and answer questions that might be asked in a consultation. By completing this course , you will:

  • Update your knowledge on diabetes management
  • Improve your ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a more helpful conversation using health literacy principles
  • Know how to ask the right questions, and when to refer to other health professionals for more individualised advice
  • Have the tools and resources to implement what you’ve learnt in your workplace, improving health outcomes for your patients

Once you have completed the modules and passed the 4 assessments, a ‘certificate of completion’ becomes available for download.  There is also a further reading and resources document provided.

More information and enrolment link: https://www.diabetesqualified.com.au/course/diabetes-in-practice-for-nurses/

EHealth webinar series RACGP

Provider: RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)

Synopsis: The RACGP eHealth webinar series presents monthly webinars to support general practice teams in their use of, understanding of and obligations relating to, the use of technologies in general practice. Webinars are developed and delivered by members of the RACGP Expert Committee – Practice Technology and Management (REC—PTM) and other eHealth experts.

Webinars are complimentary for all participants and are accredited for those who register and attend the live sessions. Webinar recordings are available at the conclusion of each month’s webinars.

More information and registration: Register for upcoming webinars via the RACGP website.

For further information or assistance, please email ehealth@racgp.org.au

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 education@blackdog.org.au

To select and register for the course you are interested in, please click here.

ECG Basics - A new course in collaboration with baker heart and diabetes institute

A collaborative course with Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, an independent medical research facility.
The ECG Basics course is suitable for all healthcare professionals who need to be able to recognise cardiac rhythms and interpret echocardiograms (ECGs). The ECG Basics course includes nine modules covering topics such as cardiac anatomy and physiology, components of the ECG waveform, rhythm recognition, and a systematic format for interpreting an ECG. Course content is reinforced with knowledge checks at the end of each module and two final assessments.  This course is designed for postgraduate healthcare professionals working in emergency, primary care settings, cardiac wards, rural and remote settings.

For more information please contact: info@healthec.com.au

To register for this course please click here.

Quality of End of Life Care - HammondCare webinar

The Quality of End of Life Care in Residential Aged Care Homes project is very pleased to invite you to our next Tele-education session. This education is aimed at Registered nurses, Care Manager and Care staff.

Dr Peter Roach, Palliative Care Staff Specialist, HammondCare and Hornsby Hospital will outline how to timely recognise the deteriorating patient in your care, which will ensure quality end of life care is provided.

Date: Tuesday 7th July 2020
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Tele-Education 

To join this valuable education session please register HERE

Fracture Management - A new course in collaboration with the Australian Orthopaedic Association

A collaborative course with the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the peak professional body for orthopaedic surgery in Australia.
The Fracture Management course covers the essentials of managing fractures in primary care. The course is delivered in a blended format incorporating online and face-to-face learning. Topics covered include basic anatomy, physiology of the musculoskeletal system, different types of fractures and associated complications, emergency management, investigations, diagnosis and referral, splinting, casting and post-application management. The course is designed for postgraduate healthcare professionals working in health facilities such as emergency departments, primary care, casting clinics, specialist rooms and rural and remote settings.

For more information please contact: info@healthec.com.au

To register for the course please click here.

GPA

GPA Webinars

Synopsis: These webinars are designed to assist practices in understanding the requirements of the Standards, and how to meet them.

Health Services Research UK Annual Conference 2020 (online)

HSR UK 2020 – free and online, 1-3 July!

This year, the Health Services Research UK annual conference is going online, and it’s completely free to join.  It will feature six live plenaries, over a dozen sessions and 150 research presentations, all available to watch on their website, for everyone with an interest in health services and care research, and its use in policy and practice. 

The opening plenary at 7pm AEST on 1 July will be ‘Lessons for International HSR from the COVID-19 Pandemic’ featuring keynotes from Prof. Trish Greenhalgh and Prof. Josep Figueras.  Other plenaries and sessions will explore topics including mental health, urgent and emergency care, data analytics, workforce, co-production, and diversity and inclusion in HSR. Pre-recorded sessions and presentations will be published in the run up to the live webinars on 1, 2 and 3rd July (which will also be made available afterwards) to give participants the opportunity to watch and join in the discussion at a time that suits them. 

Website: https://hsruk.org/conference-2020

Registration: https://hsruk.org/register2020

Quality Practice Accreditation - Re-imagining General Practice

The Re-imagining General Practice webinars look at the politics, philosophy, finance, policy, practice and principles of general practice using the Standards as a quality framework.

They are free for anyone who wants to be part of Re-imagining General Practice in a post COVID era to really make it better for patients, practices, their people and the community.

The first series focused on remuneration, funding and the general practice workforce.  If you missed them, you can catch up below.

 

Re-imagining how we pay our General Practitioners

Re-imagining the Funding of General Practice

Re-imagining the General Practice Workforce

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?

Indigenous Bowel Screen – Online training

Aboriginal Health Workers online training – to help talk to patients about the importance of bowel screening.

This series of modules covers the basics of bowel cancer, screening and management and takes approximately 45 mins.

The training is one component in a broader initiative to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 to 74 to take part in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).

For more information or to start the online module, please visit the website.

Identifying and Responding to Domestic and Family Violence

Provider: The University of Melbourne

Title: Identifying and Responding to Domestic and Family Violence

Synopsis: 

This short e-learning course provides practical ways that health practitioners can increase their skills in identifying and responding to domestic and family violence. We outline how and when to ask about this sensitive issue and what to do when a patient discloses to enable a best practice response and referral.

Initiatives to support medicines safety (RACGP) - available on-demand until Fri 5th June 2020

A raft of new digital initiatives are being introduced in Australia to support medicines safety. In some cases, the use of these technologies will become mandatory in general practice.

Real-time prescription monitoring, electronic prescribing, active ingredient prescribing, and features of My Health Record will help reduce the considerable burden of medicine-related problems and harms.

This webinar explains these initiatives and describe their benefits to medicines safety. Delivered by the RACGP with support from the Australian Digital Health Agency, the session will help you to embrace new technologies to reduce risk and harms to patients caused by medication errors and abuse of high-risk medicines.

‘Initiatives to support medicines safety’ is free and available on demand until Friday 5 June 2020, giving you the flexibility to participate when and where suits you. You can view the webinar here.

Kidney Health Australia and ThinkGP

CKD & Diabetes: A sinister combination

CPD Points: Various

Synopsis: This education investigates the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes.

Lung Foundation Australia

COPD Online Training

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a range of training programs, including an interactive program on COPD for primary care nurses.

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.

Motivational Interviewing Webinar

This webinar will lead to:
– An understanding of motivation and change
– An awareness of what motivational interviewing is and when it is useful
– Knowledge of the core motivational interviewing skills that evoke change talk and lead to behaviour change
– An ability to apply MI skills in your practice

Visit: https://vimeo.com/338979866

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.

Mental Health and Depression in Older People

To assist GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, the team of psychiatrists from the Psychiatry Support Line is producing a series of webinars. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these videos invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by Q/A. These are accredited for professional development points by the RACGP, as well as the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.  These activities are designed exclusively for GPs and have proved to be very popular.  In the second webinar, Professor Sadanand Rajkumar joins Dr Martin Cohen to discuss Depression and Mental Health in Older People.

To access the webinars, go to https://www.gpsupport.org.au/webinars and register for free.

Click below to see the Psychiatry Support Line for GPs’ YouTube channel, with previews of the active webinars.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmuGtWGH0XRZfbaRudsf99g

Medicare eLearning programs

Provider: The Department of Human Services

Synopsis: Use the Gateway to find eLearning programs relevant to your profession. Topics available include: HPOS, PRODA, PIP, AIR, MBS etc.

It’s easy to use, interactive and self-paced.

Melanoma – New options, new hope

The treatment landscape in advanced melanoma has been transformed in recent years with the development of novel pharmacological agents, with a shift towards higher response rates, prolonged disease control and the possibility of cure for some patients.

Melanoma Institute Australia has developed a comprehensive RACGP-accredited interactive module to give you an overview of the available treatments for patients with Stage III and IV melanoma, including the common adverse effects that GPs need to be aware of. It also covers the role of the GP in referring to a melanoma specialist and providing supportive care.

Free log in required for access to the Melanoma Education Portal: https://melanomaeducation.org.au/courses/melanoma89/

NPS

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.

NCIRS Deadly diseases: a history, and the current battle against measles

This seminar/webinar, available to all health professionals, will cover the history of the human battle against deadly diseases and the current measles threat. Visit the NCIRS website for further information and to register.

NSW Meningococcal Vaccine Webinar - 17th Aug 2020

Benchmarque Group is presenting this webinar on Monday 17 August, 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

The webinar is for primary healthcare professionals including GPs, Nurses (RN, IPN, EN, Community health), Midwives, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners, Practice Managers and administration staff with immunisation responsibilities.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Ginni Mansberg (BMed Grad Dip Journalism (UTS)) and Sara Drew (The Benchmarque Group Education Manager, RN, IPN), and will cover the following topics:

  • Meningococcus
  • What vaccines are recommended and/or funded
  • Meningococcal B
  • Q&A.

See flyer and registration link here.

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 …

Psychiatry Webinar Series

Provider: GP Psychiatry Support Line

Title:  Psychiatry Webinar Series

Synopsis: 

As part of our aim to help GPs manage the care of mental health consumers, we are producing a series of online resources. Headed by renowned psychiatrist Dr Martin Cohen, these videos invite psychiatrists to present a topic they specialise in, followed by Q/A.

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.

Podcast series on Responsible Psychotropic Prescribing to People with an Intellectual Disability

3DN has launched new podcast series on responsible psychotropic prescribing to people with an intellectual disability. The podcasts can be freely accessed on the 3DN website.

There are two series of podcasts, one focused on treating adults, and one on children and adolescents. Episodes are approximately 10-15 minutes each. Each series discusses:

  • Recognising symptoms of mental illness
  • Deciding if, when and what to prescribe
  • Instituting, monitoring and discontinuing psychotropic treatment, and
  • Consumer or carer perspectives.

These new podcasts aim to educate health and mental health professionals.

For more information, see flyer or article.

Paediatric neuromuscular disorders: early intervention is key

Provider: Think GP

Synopsis:

Paediatric neuromuscular disorders can greatly impact quality of life, and delays in diagnosis can result in poor prognosis compared to early intervention. This module aims to increase knowledge on paediatric NMDs and their associated red flags for referral, and understand the role of the GP in the management of the patient.

On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of common paediatric neuromuscular disorders (NMDs)
  • Describe the pathway and barriers to the optimal management of NMDs
  • Discuss the role of a multidisciplinary approach to NMD patient management
  • Identify the key signs and symptoms of common paediatric NMDs
  • Ensure best outcomes by confidently assessing and referring children with NMDs

This activity is sponsored by Biogen Australia.

RACGP

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 …

Rural Sexual Health - 02 STI Testing and Treating

Provider: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Cost: Free for members

Synopsis: 

This learning module provides an overview of the most frequently notified sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia. This includes information about STI/HIV clinical indicators, typical presentations, how to identify patients for testing and current STI/HIV management guidelines. The module highlights available clinical management tools and resources whilst signposting available state-based and national support services.

Enquiries: onlinelearning@acrrm.org.au

Rural Sexual Health - 03 Contact Tracing

Provider: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Cost: Free for members

Synopsis: 

This learning modules provides an overview of the important role GPs play in sexually transmissible infections (STI)/HIV contact tracing as a means of preventing STI re-infection and the onward spread of these infections. The module details how to initiate partner notification discussions with patients, different methods of contact tracing and the resources available to support and enable clinicians and patients.

Enquiries: onlinelearning@acrrm.org.au

Rural Sexual Health - 01 Introduction and Overview

Provider: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Cost: Free for members

Synopsis: 

This learning module provides an introductory overview of current sexually transmissible infections (STI)/HIV surveillance trends, patient groups who are at risk and STI/HIV testing recommendations. The module also highlights the important role GPs play in detecting and treating STIs/HIV among patients and preventing the spread of STIs/HIV through communities. Also provided are practical tools and resources to enable comprehensive STI/HIV management as part of routine patient care.

Enquiries: onlinelearning@acrrm.org.au

Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation (SKAI) - e-learning activity

Provider: NCIRS (National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance)

Title:  Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation – e-learning activity

Synopsis: This e-learning activity from NCIRS (National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance) is designed to help you adapt your clinical communication skills to meet the needs of all parents whether they are ready to vaccinate, have questions or intend to decline vaccination.

It takes approx. 60 mins and includes accesss to resources that are not available elsewhere. This is a recognised CPD activity, see: http://ncirs.org.au/health-professionals/skai-supporting-health-professionals

The included resources complement the already available SKAI website for parents.

ThinkGP Education Update

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our ThinkGP members for their overwhelmingly positive feedback so far regarding the ‘Covid-19 coronavirus in Australia‘ education module. We’re very glad this has proved to be a useful and timely resource for you and we’ll continue to update it biweekly.

If you didn’t have a chance to enrol in or complete the module at the weekend, then we’d encourage you to simply enrol in today’s up-to-date version of the module.

 

Key learning outcomes from this CPD activity:

 

  • Outline clinical evidence and information regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus virus globally and in Australia.
  • Implement strategies for managing suspected cases of COVID-19 in your practice, including triage, testing, isolation, and contact tracing.
  • Set up and manage effective infection control procedures in your practice related to COVID-19.
  • Answer patient and local community questions about COVID-19 with evidence-based information.

 

We trust this will provide much of what GPs have been requesting and will help you stay up to date with best practice and recommendations for COVID-19.

 

To access the module follow this link: https://www.thinkgp.com.au/education/covid-19-coronavirus-australia

Talking End of Life

Provider: CareSearch TEL

Synopsis: 

Death is a part of life. Too often death is a taboo in our society, and people avoid talking about or planning for it. This taboo is even more obvious when people with intellectual disability are part of these conversations. People with intellectual disability should learn about dying and death just as they learn about every other aspect of life. Teaching about the end of life is hard though.

Talking End of Life …with people with intellectual disability (TEL) shows you how to teach people with intellectual disability about the end of life.

TEL is designed for disability support workers but is also helpful for others including families, health professionals, and educators.

Please watch the video below to see Professor Roger Stancliffe from the University of Sydney describe why TEL is important.

Providing virtual care in allied health: the possibilities and potential of telehealth during the pandemic and beyond

The arrival of COVID-19 has pushed the fast forward button on the rollout of telehealth in Australia. In this webinar, the panel will offer their perspectives on telehealth and discuss their personal experiences of providing virtual care in allied health and interprofessional settings.

Panellists will discuss the following in both pre- and post-COVID-19 contexts:

– How they have leveraged technology to advantage their profession and patients
– What was involved in the transition to telehealth (or how they have scaled up or down as a result of the pandemic)
– When telehealth is (or is not) appropriate and the practical aspects of implementation
– Where they source advice on platforms, technology and digital capabilities
– How they communicate with patients, manage consent and address concerns about data safety and security
– Recent telehealth developments within and across allied health professions and between disciplines
– The current legislative environment, evolving best practices, future possibilities and unresolved issues.

Twilight Online webinars

Provider: RACGP

Synopsis: 

Twilight Online is a series of webinars for RACGP members and their colleagues to improve access to quality QI&CPD. Developed by the NSW&ACT Faculty, these webinars provide time efficient and convenient opportunities to keep up to date and engage in learning with key opinion leaders and peers.

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.

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 …