Good Medicine Better Health

Good Medicine Better Health

Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and communities to improve quality use of medicines and medical tests

The Good Medicine Better Health program aims to

  • provide CPD accredited education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker and health practitioners on a range of conditions
  • build skills around the quality and safe use of medicines in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia
  • enable access to the best resources to improve community understanding of quality use of medicines
  • assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners in their career progression to help retain these roles that are essential to supporting good healthcare.

At NPS MedicineWise, we respect and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of the lands we call home. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. To live this respect, it's vital that this program is underpinned by strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance. Therefore, all our modules has been developed under the guidance and advice of the Good Medicine Better Health Advisory Group.

In this video, Advanced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Jude Parnham shares her views on the range of modules available through the Good Medicine Better Health program.


Target audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners

Other audiences: These courses may have relevance for all healthcare staff working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people

Cost: Free

CPD points: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners – see individual courses for details.


Available courses

Antibiotics and respiratory tract infections

This course consists of a short module and an educational flipbook that aim to increase knowledge about antibiotics and respiratory tract infections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners and community members.

Anxiety and depression

This course consists of two 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health practitioners to educate clients and community members about mental health in the context of social and emotional wellbeing.

Asthma

This course consists of four 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate patients about their asthma, their asthma medicines and devices, and how to support a person having an asthma flare-up.

Chronic pain

This course consists of three 30-minute modules that aim to increase knowledge about chronic pain for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners and community members. Participants will gain an understanding about pain, and the medicines and non-medicine treatments used to manage chronic pain.

Hepatitis C

This 15-minute module will give you an understanding of hep C, including that it can be cured. The module aims to increase your knowledge and confidence to educate and support clients during their hep C journey.

High blood pressure

This course consists of two 40-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate clients and community members about high blood pressure and how to manage it.

Quality use of medicines (QUM) foundation

This course consists of two 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate clients and community members about quality use of medicines (QUM).

Quit smoking

This course consists of two 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate and support clients during their quit smoking journey.

Type 2 diabetes

This 40-minute course aims to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate clients and community members about medicines in type 2 diabetes.

Last modified: Monday, 27 June 2022, 12:10 PM