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Online Learning Opportunities

Healthdirect Webinar: how health professionals can support parents with toddler troubles

Provider: Healthdirect Australia

Date: May 30, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm (AEST)

Duration: 30 minutes


We encourage you to forward this invitation to anyone in your organisation or networks you feel would benefit from attending the webinar. This includes health professionals, GPs and practice nurses and other clinical, service provider and community networks.

Registration: Click here to register or copy and paste the following link in your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1537974165162809601?source=PHN


If you have any questions or feedback regarding this webinar please don’t hesitate to contact Noor Shah noor.shah@healthdirect.org.au Marketing Engagement Officer at Healthdirect Australia.

Multimorbidity in Primary Care: An Interdisciplinary Challenge

Provider: IHPN

Date: Monday 28 May 2018

Time: 7:00-8:15 PM (AEST)


Improve patient outcomes by joining IHPN’s expert panel, as a GP, physiotherapist and a psychologist, discuss the challenges of managing chronic health conditions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Register now.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to allow self-reporting for CPD recognition. Read about the learning outcomes. For more information contact IHPN on 1800 209 031 or email networks@ahpa.com.au.

Registration: Click here for more information and registration.

Suicide Prevention and the Veteran Community

Provider: mhpn

Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Time: 07:30 pm- 8.45 pm (AEST)


The Mental Health Professionals’ Network, on behalf of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, is producing a free webinar series to support practitioners to better respond to the mental health needs of veterans.

Register now and better support veterans by increasing your understanding of the risk indicators, warning signs and protective factors for suicide in the veteran community. Learn which supports and resources are most effective in supporting veterans and their immediate family members.

Registration: For more information and to register, please click here.

Prescribing PrEP for HIV in General Practice (Part 1)

Provider: RACGP

Date: 26 Jun 2018

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Online webinar:

Following the recent PBAC announcement to list Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), and the recent NSW PrEP webinar outlining what this means for GPs, this webinar, the first in a three part series will take you through the steps for prescribing PrEP to patients and will discuss the different support options that are available for GPs when initiating and managing patients on PrEP.

Coming Soon

Prescribing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV in General Practice (Part 2): Condunction a sexual histroy.
Managing Patients on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in General Practice (Part 3): Managing positive HIV & STI results.

Cost: RACGP Members: Free – Non-Members: $95

Samantha Milat
Tel: 02 9886 4707
Email: nswact.webinar@racgp.org.au

More information and registration: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/racgpevents/nsw/?PN=1 

Prescribing PrEP for HIV in General Practice (Part 2)

Conducting a Sexual History

Provider: RACGP

Date: 07 Aug 2018

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Online webinar:

With the HIV-prevention drug PrEP now available on the PBS it is critical that GPs can accurately identify those that would benefit from the drug. This webinar, the second in a three part series focuses on how to effectively conduct a history and STI/HIV risk assessment in general practice. We will explain how GPs can offer HIV testing in a consult, outline techniques you can use when engaging with patients at risk of contracting of passing on an STI, and go over the criteria for prescribing PrEP to at risk patients.

Coming Soon

Managing Patients on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in General Practice (Part 3): Managing positive HIV & STI results.

Cost: RACGP Members: Free – Non-Members: $95

Samantha Milat
Tel: 02 9886 4707
Email: nswact.webinar@racgp.org.au

More information and registration: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/racgpevents/nsw/?PN=2 

A multi-disciplinary approach to managing knee osteoarthritis in the setting of chronic disease

With 50% of Australians currently having a chronic disease, and 25% having two or more, many of these present to health practitioners with the additional challenge of osteoarthritic knees.

With the scientific evidence moving away from low value, high cost interventions, medical practitioners must embrace the multi-disciplinary specialist and allied health team to manage this increasingly common presentation.

This webinar will explain how this approach can also help to manage many other chronic diseases, with the central themes of management being low cost, high value care including education, reassurance, weight loss, healthy eating and regular exercise. At the centre of this must be the patient who must be involved in all aspects of their own care with recognition and management of the entire biopsychosocial construct of their presentation.

Date and time: Tuesday 29 May, 2018 07:00 PM to Tuesday 29 May, 2018 08:00 PM (Australia/Melbourne)

Presenter: Dr Adam Castricum, Sports and Exercise Physician, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne

More information and registration: https://www.move.org.au/event/a-multi-disciplinary-approach-to-managing-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-setting-of-chronic-disease-2018-05-29-51/register

Health professional resources for parenting concerns

Provider: Healthdirect Australia’s Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Service

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Time: 12.00 pm (AEST)


As a health professional, you’ll see many parents facing the challenges of raising children. Knowing where to find a trusted source or free professional counsellor will help you guide parents along their journey.

In the second of a series of three webinars, Dianne Zalitis, Practicing Midwife and Clinical Lead at Pregnancy, Birth and Baby will walk you through the resources and support available to parents.

Registration: Click here to register.

Multimorbidity in Primary Care: An Interdisciplinary Challenge

Provider: The Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders, in partnership with the Mental Health Professionals’ Network

Date: Monday 4 June 2018

Time: 7:15 pm – 8.30 pm (AEST)

Registration: Click here for more information and registration.

Sleep disturbance in rheumatological disease and strategies for management

Date and time: Wednesday 27 June, 2018 07:00 PM to Wednesday 27 June, 2018 08:00 PM (Australia/Melbourne)

Presenter: Assoc Prof Brendon Yee, Clinical Associate Professor Medicine, Central Clinical School, The University of Sydney and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Description: To be updated closer to webinar date.

More information and registration: https://www.move.org.au/event/a-multi-disciplinary-approach-to-managing-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-setting-of-chronic-disease-2018-05-29-51/register

Identifying Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Psychological Assessments for People Seeking Cosmetic Surgery

Provider: MHPN Connect


Last year 9,000 practitioners attended meetings at over 350 networks across Australia.  MHPN networks are an opportunity for mental health practitioners from all disciplines to improve clinical pathways and outcomes for patients

Date:  27 June, 2018

Time: 7:15—8:30pm AEST

Registration: Click here to register.

Women and Children's Health Symposium

Webinar recording on Codeine Rescheduling now available for viewing

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.

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

National cervical screening program - Online learning modules

Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world, largely as a result of the success of the National Cervical Screening Program over the last 25 years.

The program is changing based on the latest available evidence on the development and prevention of cervical cancer.

A new cervical screening pathway will be introduced when the renewal is implemented. At this time:

  • A Cervical Screening Test will replace the Pap Test.
  • The screening age will change to 25-74 and the interval between routine tests to 5 years.
  • Women will be reminded to have their first Cervical Screening Test two years from their last Pap Test.
  • The test looks for the presence of HPV and, if found, a reflex liquid based cytology (LBC) test is performed on the same sample to check for abnormal cervical cells.
  • Introduction of self-collected option for eligible women aged 30 years and over.

The objectives of the modules are to provide online training for healthcare providers who conduct cervical screening tests and follow-up management for women, in accordance with the recommended changes to practice and the clinical pathway.

More information

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.

University of New England - Practice Management Short Courses

Fully Funded* Short Courses Now Available for Your Medical Practice.
To leverage this unique opportunity with Smart & Skilled NSW, UNE Partnerships has created nine short courses that will take your practice capability to new heights. Funding applications are limited so choose your short course and contact us today.

Who should do this training?
You must currently be working in a medical practice.

Students will have up to six months from the commencement date to complete course requirements.

Fee: UNE Partnerships is applying for funding under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program – *there will be no course fees if the application is accepted.

Delivery mode: Online/distance learning.

For more information or to enrol: call 1800 066 128 or visit www.practicemanagement.edu.au/short-courses

Please note: Practices can nominate multiple candidates, but individuals can only enrol in one course at a time.

*Fee: UNE Partnerships is applying for funding under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program – there will be no course fees if the application is accepted. 

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.

Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program - 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.

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.

Health professional:

Pregnant women:

For further information visit the Immunise Australia website Pregnant Women page.

Professor Brendan Murphy
Australian Government Chief Medical Officer

AAMP Online Learning Centre

aapm-logo-squareThis 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.

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.

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

Date: Ongoing


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 events@snhn.org.au

Registration: To access the lectures now visit www.snphn.armchairmedical.tv

Arthritis and Osteoporosis New South Wales

Online Webinars from Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW

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 education@blackdog.org.au

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 Qualified

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.
Cost: $395
ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION: http://www.diabetesqualified.com.au/courses/


GPA Webinars

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

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?

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.

Mater Hospital Online Seminars

GP Education Seminars

Please email event@sydneynorthhealthnetwork.org.au for login details.

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 …

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 …

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