News and Education for health professionals

This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use and sexual health in youth, as well as their mental health implications.

Dependence on prescription opioids is a growing issue, and management can be challenging due to its chronic relapsing nature. This activity outlines methods for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of...

This module outlines the optimal treatment of COPD patients in line with the latest clinical guidelines.

This ALM comprehensively covers the many stages of heart failure management including the identification of risk factors, diagnosis and investigations, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management,...

Discusses the development of an overall management plan for a patient with dementia.

Explore the screening, diagnosis, treatment and management methods for osteoporosis in men.

ThinkGP Live 1 day ALM Series - Management of the Emergency Patient in a General Practice & Remote Setting

This face-to-face course is specifically designed for the general practitioner and the practice team and emphasises the identification and management of acute emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. The training is based on the latest Australian and international scientific research in emergency medicine.

Bowel cancer screening: increasing participation, increasing prevention

Bowel cancer is an ongoing health issue in Australia, with public awareness and screening rates falling behind other well-known cancers. This activity provides an overview of bowel cancer and its incidence, and outlines the way increased screening can offer a reduction in mortality and morbidity.

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.

General practice strategies for the management of insomnia

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder seen in primary care, accounting for 8 out of 10 sleep disorders. Australian population surveys show that up to one third of adults have regular difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep. Despite its frequent presentation, the management of insomnia is said to be suboptimal due to under recognition of the disorder as well as inadequate treatment strategies. This activity will help GPs understand the impact of insomnia, how to identify insomnia and how to approach treatment.

Women's Health Update

This ALM covers three key aspects of women's health: breast cancer, heavy menstrual bleeding and cervical cancer. Screening and management methods in light of the latest clinical guidelines are explored, as well as effective management methods and when to refer patients to specialists.

Management of chronic non-cancer pain in older patients

Chronic non-cancer pain can have significant effects on a patient's physical and psychological wellbeing, and requires multimodal and multidisciplinary management approaches tailored to the individual patient. This module explores the process of creating individualised management plans using non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches where appropriate.

Codeine rescheduling and chronic pain management

The rescheduling of codeine to a prescription-only medication has resulted in patients who have been taking codeine long-term for chronic pain presenting for prescriptions. This education explores issue surrounding the use of codeine for chronic pain, and how to better manage chronic pain patients through a multidisciplinary approach.

GP ALM and Allied Health Skills: Youth AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) and Sexual Health

This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use and sexual health in youth, as well as their mental health implications. Utilising a number of case studies, ways of offering the best possible evidence-based care for young people in an effective and inclusive manner are explored.

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