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Education

Gain a succinct overview of specific topics relating to every day practice with our 1, 2 or 6 hour education modules; quick and easy to complete anytime, anywhere. You will receive a certificate for completing any of these education activities. CPD points are also available. Our ALMs provide the opportunity to develop indepth knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitudes in a range of therapeutic areas.

Using e-Mental Health Programs in Your Practice

e-Mental Health programs that allow people to undertake self-directed mental health therapies in their own time have been shown to provide benefits comparable to face-to-face treatment. This module will offer participants an insight into the applications of eMH programs in the general practice setting, and outline how these programs can be incorporated into a comprehensive, person-centred mental health care plan.

Pharmacological approaches to the management of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women

Pharmacological therapy is a widely used management method for osteoporosis, but it requires the choice of medication to be individualised to each patient and strict patient adherence to their treatment program. This education explores pharmacological treatment strategies for post-menopausal women with a diagnosis of osteoporosis.

GP Clinical Enhancement Module: Youth Mental Health

This activity is for GPs only. If you are an allied health professional, please proceed to the "Allied Health Professional Skills Module: Youth Mental Health" activity. Please note that this module alone does not constitute a full MHST training program. This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the GP as part of a primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management modalities are explored through case studies.

Allied Health Professional Skills Module: Youth Mental Health

This activity is for allied health professionals. If you are a GP, please proceed to the "GP Clinical Enhancement Module: Youth Mental Health" activity. This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the AHP as part of a primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of management modalities are explored through case studies, adapted for a broad clinical spectrum. This education was developed in conjunction with the GP version, highlighting the importance of collaboration as part of the Mental Healthcare team.

Renal impairment and glucose management in type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a serious health issue with around one million diagnosed cases, of which half are also affected from renal impairment. This education module explores the pharmacological and non-pharamacological management of type 2 diabetes and its comorbities, with a focus on management options in patients with renal impairment.

Upon completion of this learning module, participants will be able to:

Helping our patients get healthy

They affect around half of all Australians and are the leading cause of ill health and death in this country, but many chronic diseases share common lifestyle risk factors that are largely preventable. This learning activity is about how you can help your patients by facilitating their access to the free Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service, with an overview of eligibility, the referral process and follow-ups.

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