This module seeks to educate GPs and others working in the primary care space about how genomic testing can improve patient outcomes, the appropriate referral pathways, issues surrounding notifying family when genomic testing reveals a hereditary condition, and legal matters such as privacy and impact on insurance.
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.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the most effective bio-medical form of HIV prevention, and trials across Australia have shown a dramatic decrease in new HIV infection in those at risk of HIV. This module provides an overview of PrEP, and includes a patient case study to help GPs familiarise themselves with taking a sexual health history prescribing PrEP, and providing patient education.
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.
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.
Heart failure is a significant health issue in Australia with a mortality rate comparable to the common forms of cancer, but early detection and management can significantly improve patient outcomes. This module outlines the signs and symptoms of heart failure, and the screening of individuals with increased risk factors.
This is one module in the Heart Failure in General Practice series.
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