News and Education for health professionals

This education explores the changing health requirements for patients over 65 years of age, and provides an overview of the strategies for minimising muscle loss through exercise and diet.

This activity describes the different types of dementia and highlights their similarities and differentiating features. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is discussed and the link between MCI and dementia is...

Jane Overland

Diabetes Educator Jane Overland considers the role of self-monitoring of blood glucose levels in supporting a patient in the successful management of their diabetes

Professor Kevin Pile discusses the diagnosis and treatment of gout, and examines the pharmacological options for urate-lowering therapy.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fifth greatest contributor to the overall burden of disease. This Guide discusses key points in diagnosis, examination, investigation, management and...

Jane Overland

Breaking the Silence – Talking to Patients About Weight Loss

Australia is one of the most overweight countries in the world, and this is leading to an increase in weight-related medical conditions. This education explores the current state of overweight and obesity in Australia, and outlines methods of fostering communication with patients to achieve behaviour change and weight loss.

Breastfeeding and Medication

Breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits to infants, but there are often concerns about drug transfer from the mother to the infant through breast milk. This education discusses the safety of various classes of drugs for breastfeeding mothers, and outlines which medications require closer monitoring or are contraindicated.

Common Eye Conditions

This education discusses the common causes of vision loss, the presenting features, diagnostic assessments and management. Indications for referral and the contents of referral letters to the optometrist/ophthalmologist are detailed.