The medicinewise practitioner

We have developed these modules to support your continuing professional development as a health professional. They are suitable for a range of health professionals, particularly those with prescribing rights.

Based on Quality Use of Medicines principles, these modules will support you in selecting the most appropriate treatment in consultation with your patient, and assisting your patients in using their medicines safely and wisely. In other words, to help you on your journey as a "medicinewise practitioner".

View the learning outcomes.

Target audience: Nurse practitioners, GP interns and new prescribers in a community setting

Open to: GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Students

Cost: Free

CPD points: Self-directed CPD - view details



Getting started

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Select your patient

We have created several different patients so that you can focus your learning on the areas that interest you most. Select the modules you would like to complete by clicking on the patient images below.

Patient Start Description Topics covered

Benji & Bridgit


Benji

Benji is a 3-year-old boy presenting with shortness of breath at the local hospital Emergency Department.

Asthma management - part 1
Asthma management - part 2
Immunisation
Smoking cessation (Bridgit)

Bill
Bill

Bill is a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes management
Diabetes again
Diabetes foot care
Renal impairment


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Last modified: Thursday, 12 July 2018, 2:00 PM