News and Education for health professionals

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.

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.

Mental Health Skills Training: Core Module

This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. The role of the 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.

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