This course has been developed to support GPs, GP registrars and medical students to make the best use of diagnostic imaging in the investigation of chronic abdominal pain. It is well documented that abdominal pain is one of the most frequent reasons for imaging requests globally - but are we selecting the most appropriate modality?

Target audience: GPs, GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: GPs. View details

Are all brands of a medicine really of equal quality and what is bioequivelance?

Professor Andrew McLachlan provides clarity around this often misunderstood area and answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Overview: In Australia, generic products must be bioequivalent to the innovator brand name product, or the market leader, before they are approved. Health professionals have a key role in helping patients understand any real or perceived differences between different brands of medicines. NPS MedicineWise has developed an online learning module designed to explain the role of bioequivalence in generic medicines development and to assist health professional to feel confident explaining these principles to patients.

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Target group: Health professionals

CPD: It is recommended that 45 CPD minutes be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

Iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anaemia are common, affecting around one in ten Australians. For people undergoing elective surgery, iron-deficiency anaemia is a predictor of blood transfusion which is associated with adverse outcomes including mortality. This online module aims to support general practitioners and practice nurses in preoperative blood management. It highlights their important role in reducing exposure to blood products by identifying and treating anaemia and iron deficiency in people for whom surgery is planned.

Developed for: National Blood Authority, Australia

Target audience: General practitioners; Practice nurses

CPD points: GPs, Nurses. View details

Designed for junior medical officers, nursing and pharmacy staff this course includes a short role play scenario that highlights the steps in taking a BPMH and provides important tips when reviewing sources of medicines information.

Developed for and with the support of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC).

Target audience: Junior medical officers, nurses, pharmacists

CPD points: Self-directed CPD

This interactive, case based online learning module has been designed to help health practitioners, particularly GPs improve accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure in their patients as well as better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments.

Target audience: GPs, pharmacists and other health practitioners

CPD points: Pharmacists. View details

Low-value care is an issue of concern in Australian health care. This training highlights how medico-legal risks and low-value care are connected in several ways.

The content in this course is based on material originally developed by Professor Nola Ries, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney as part of a research project funded by the Avant Foundation Grant program.

Target audience: GPs and Medical specialists

Open to: GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Students

Cost: Free

CPD points: GPs, Self-directed CPD

In this course you will learn about the principles of QUM and the roles different health professionals play in promoting QUM.

Target audience: Health professional students.

CPD points: These modules vary in length, please open course page for CPD details.

This module aims to promote improved communication between pharmacists and young people accessing pharmacy services including medicines for depression and anxiety, to optimise their engagement with management options and support their overall mental health wellbeing.

Target audience: Pharmacists

Open to: All health professionals

CPD points: Pharmacists View details

NPS MedicineWise in partnership with Asthma Australia has developed a course for health professionals designed to emphasise the importance of checking patients’ asthma inhaler technique to ensure correct usage. 

This course was reviewed, updated and re-released in May 2020

Target audience: Practice nurses, Pharmacists

This course aims to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing UTIs and is suitable for nurses and health professionals working in aged care. You’ll learn when it’s appropriate to test, treat and review patients with suspected urinary tract infections.

Target audience: Nursing and health professionals working in aged care.

CPD points: Self-directed. View details