NPS MedicineWise Learning
Learning & CPD
NPS MedicineWise Learning provides health professionals and students with a range of learning activities and resources. All our courses are available free of charge.
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- As you may be aware, NPS MedicineWise will be ceasing operations at the end of 2022.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) will support continued access to the majority of NPS MedicineWise content here at learn.nps.org.au and www.nps.org.au for the immediate future. For more information please see Statement on transitioning of NPS MedicineWise programs and services.
Online course UPDATED
National cervical screening program
This series of 6 modules provides training for healthcare providers who conduct Cervical Screening Tests and follow-up management for women aged 25-74. The modules have been updated to reflect changes to the National Cervical Screening Program that expands access of self-collection as a choice of screening option to all people eligible for screening. You can take the full course or choose any of the individual modules. Details on self-collection as a screening option can be found throughout all modules, but of particular interest may be Module 3 Screening in Practice which describes the steps involved in supporting a patient to self-collect a vaginal Cervical Screening Test sample.
Online coursesOur online courses support the quality use of medicines and medical tests. Content is presented as modules that allow you to work at your own pace and in an engaging style that helps inform quality decision-making.
Get it right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History
This module is centred around a video that guides clinicians on how to obtain and record a BPMH. The module explains why at least two sources of information are used to obtain the BPMH and the reasoning behind how medication history taking techniques can influence the accuracy of the history obtained.
Relapse prevention and physical health in a person with schizophrenia - Belinda
Belinda is a 22-year old woman with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Her first episode of psychosis occurred when she was 19 years old. She is a regular patient in your clinic, however you haven't seen her previously.
(Note: this course was previously titled Lifestyle issues and diagnosed schizophrenia – Belinda.)
WebinarsOur webinars bring together a multidisciplinary panel of experts to discuss challenges in diagnosis, treatment and management of a therapeutic condition. Content will be based on the latest evidence and guidelines, with a focus on how to manage at-risk and difficult-to-treat patients. Webinars are available live, and as on-demand recordings.
Chronic kidney disease: a multidisciplinary team approach to reducing risk by individualising medicine management
Join our expert panel members as they discuss the management of medicines that can reduce the risk of kidney disease progression and cardiovascular events in people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Heart failure: how a team approach can optimise patient care
Evidence shows that a multidisciplinary approach to supporting patients with heart failure improves outcomes. Join our panel comprising a GP, heart failure nurse practitioner, accredited pharmacist and a person living with heart failure as they discuss case studies that demonstrate the benefits of working together as a team.
Reducing the burden of medicines with anticholinergic effects on older people
Join our multidisciplinary panellists as they discuss how improved collaboration and communication between prescribers, pharmacists and nursing staff can reduce the risk of medicine-related adverse events such as dizziness, falls, dry mouth and constipation.