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Asthma: optimising control in children

A 4 year old diagnosed with asthma 6 months ago presents with worsening asthma symptoms.

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Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor

A 55-year-old man presents for a routine consultation to pick up a repeat prescription for his asthma medicine and to discuss recent blood test results. During the consultation you learn of his concern about having a heart attack.

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Chronic pain: opioids and beyond

A 78-year-old woman presents with worsening arthritic pain. What factors are contributing to her pain and what are the management options? Explore how can you apply a biopsychosocial model of care to help her pain management.

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Diagnostic imaging in acute ankle and knee injuries

This course presents two case histories of injuries (ankle and knee) commonly seen in general practice, with questions designed to lead you through the diagnosis and management of each injury.

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Fatigue: a diagnostic approach

In this case study you will meet Arya Saab, a 35-year-old sales representative who presents with the symptom of fatigue. You will apply a diagnostic approach for 3 different presentations of her fatigue.

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Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes

Two patients with diabetes at different stages - how do you individualise your approach?

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General practitioners

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Pharmacists

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Navigating inhaled medicines management in COPD

How do we navigate the confusing array of inhaled medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to ensure optimal symptom management with minimal side effects?

This case study has content and questions tailored to different health professions.

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General practitioners

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Pharmacists, nurses and other health profesionals

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Optimising statin therapy

How do we optimise a patient's statin therapy for the management of dyslipidaemia with minimal side effects?

This case study has content and questions tailored to different health professions.

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General practitioners

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Pharmacists, nurses and other health profesionals

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Otitis media: Clarifying the role of antibiotics

This activity examines and clarifies the role of antibiotics for acute otitis media, using two different patient presentations.

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General practitioners

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Pharmacists, nurses and other health profesionals

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PPIs: Starting and stopping treatment in uncomplicated gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

A 68-year-old man has been started on PPI therapy during a recent hospital stay: what now?

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Preventing fractures: where to start with osteoporosis

During a recent hospital admission, a chest X-ray revealed a vertebral fracture in a 57-year-old man. How would you assess for risk of osteoporotic fracture risk, and what are the management options?

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Tailoring initial treatment in depression: Re-examining the options

Two different patients with depression. How would you progress their initial care?

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General practitioners

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Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment

In this case study you will meet an 82-year-old woman who is a resident in the local residential aged-care facility. Today her carer reports the symptom of urge incontinence and goes to the toilet frequently at night.

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