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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.

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.

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.

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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