News and Education for health professionals

1 Hour Education Modules

Our 1 hour Education Modules cover a range of therapeutic areas and are quick and easy to complete anytime, anywhere. You will receive a certificate for completing any of these education activities. CatCPD points are also available.

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.

Exploiting Cytokine Biology and Strategies for Using Non-TNF Agents in Clinical Practice Training

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting 1% of the population, which if left untreated can lead to joint destruction and a host of systemic complications. This module explores novel treatment approaches for RA through newly developed medications including IL-6 inhibitors, and their effectiveness in clinical practice.

RA Pathogenesis, Patient Goals and Traditional Treatment Course for Moderate-To-Severe Disease

As the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is centred around improving quality of life, it is crucial for to take into consideration patients' goals regarding desired treatment outcomes. This module explores the risk factors for developing RA, patient expectations for treatment and the efficacy of newly developed pharmacological agents.

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.

PTSD: A wound of mind and body

A recent large-scale Australian study showed that GPs have a significant role in managing PTSD and its associated physical and mental comorbidities. This module provides an update for identifying and treating this symptom complex, which affects one in twenty Australians.

Appropriate referrals to Familial Cancer Centres for Lynch syndrome risk assessment

Lynch syndrome is an inherited genetic mutation that increases an individual's risk of various cancers. This education explores how to identify affected patients with a family history of cancer, and provides an overview of how Family Cancer Clinics can assist these patients through genetic testing and risk management.

Troubleshooting difficult asthma in adults: Module 1

Asthma is a common condition in Australia, and it is crucial to optimise the effectiveness of asthma interventions in general practice. Developed by the National Asthma Council Australia, this activity outlines the diagnosis of asthma and identification of severity level, the appropriate use of devices and delivery systems, and forming a personalised asthma action plan.

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