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Case studies

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.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersCardiovascular
Case studies

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.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersAntibiotic
Case studies

Bill, a 69-year-old man, is requesting a repeat prescription for his PPI. He has been taking pantoprazole 40 mg daily for the last 6 months. What now?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs, nurses, pharmacists View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, PharmacistsGeneral practitioners, NursesGastrointestinal
Case studies

Kyle, a 47-year-old man, presents with a history of low back pain for 8 days. He wants to know if he has damaged his back and is requesting imaging. What now?

Target audience: GPs and nurses

CPD points: GPs, nurses View details


General practitioners, GP RegistrarsGeneral practitioners, NursesAnalgesic, Quality use of Medical tests
Courses

This course explores the diagnostic approach to fatigue in young to middle-aged adults, as outlined in the Therapeutic Guidelines: Diagnostic Approach to Fatigue in Primary Care, 2011.

Target audience: General practitioners, nurses, pharmacists

CPD points: GPs. View details

General practitioners, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, PharmacistsGeneral practitionersFatigue
Courses

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 and other health practitioners

CPD points: GPs. View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersCardiovascular
Courses

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

Nurses, Pharmacists Antibiotic
Courses

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

General practitioners, Medical practitioners, StudentsGeneral practitionersQuality use of Medical tests
Courses

This module will provide you with training in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of people with chronic hepatitis C infection. With the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents now available on the PBS general schedule it is even more vital that GPs are aware of HCV treatment strategies.

Target audience: GPs

CPD points: GPs. View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersGastrointestinal
Courses

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 2017.

Target audience: Practice nurses, Pharmacists

Nurses, Pharmacists Respiratory
Courses

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.

QPI PIP: No

Students Medication safety
Courses

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

QPI PIP: No.

Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists Medication safety
Courses - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Get it Right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History?

Yes - Start this Repeat course.

No - go to the Get It Right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History course

   
Medical Tests

In this module you will learn practical ways in which you can assess the clinical significance of abnormal test results and of changes in test results over time. You will meet Jill whose case illustrates the scenarios where such problems can arise. Duration: 20 minutes.

Target audience: GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: Self-directed CPD.

GP Registrars, Students Quality use of Medical tests
Medical Tests

This module will help you to assess whether a diagnostic medical test is likely to add value to patient care. You will be introduced to – or reminded of – skills that will help you to assess the diagnostic value of medical tests.

Not all medical tests will add value. Unnecessary tests often lead to further invasive investigations that can in turn lead to unnecessary risks, patient anxiety and financial waste. Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: Self-directed CPD.

GP Registrars, Students Quality use of Medical tests
Medical Tests

This module focuses on screening in general practice, using the common clinical presentation of a routine health check as the mechanism to explore rational testing.

The extension activity explores the faecal occult blood test (FOBT) and its role in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Duration: 20 minutes.

Target audience: GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: Self-directed CPD.

GP Registrars, Students Quality use of Medical tests
Medication safety

This course is designed to explore the various causes of medication errors and equip you with the knowledge and skills to help prevent errors from occurring in your workplace. It focuses on the things we can do as individuals to increase safety for our patients.

Target audience: Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff working in a hospital setting.
Medical, nursing and pharmacy undergraduate students looking towards hospital practice.

CPD points: Self-directed CPD. View details


What's new in this version?

Module 1 has been reviewed and updated. It now includes information on electronic prescribing and an end of module assessment.

No changes have been made to the other modules and case studies.

We are continuing to review and update all remaining modules and plan to release Version 3 later in the year.



Medical practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
Medication safety

Please note - this is the 2019 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Medication Safety 2019?

Yes - Start course.

No -  go to the Medication safety 2019 course


Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
National Cervical Screening Program

This online learning module has been developed to provide health care professional audiences with an opportunity to enhance and reinforce their knowledge around cervical anatomy, the aetiology of cervical cancer, strategies for prevention of cervical cancer in Australia, and the burden of this disease in the Australian context.

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, Nurses, OtherQuality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

The content of this module outlines the changes to the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) commencing when the renewal is implemented. These include changes to the primary screening test to the screening interval, target age range for screening, new policies and guidelines, and the establishment of a National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR).

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, Nurses, OtherQuality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

The content of this module focuses on communicating the importance of cervical screening to all women and particularly to under-screened and never-screened women. The module includes strategies to overcome barriers to cervical screening for specific populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, women with disabilities, women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or are same-sex attracted and (where relevant) transgender men, women who have experienced sexual trauma, women of low socioeconomic status, older women, and those who are HPV vaccinated.

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, Nurses, OtherQuality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

This module provides an opportunity for you to reinforce your knowledge around changes to the National Cervical Screening Program when implemented and information on what these changes mean in practice. Areas covered in the module include ways to improve patient psychological and physical comfort during cervical screening, components of a quality cervical sample, how to locate the transformation zone through various age stages, how to take a quality cervical sample and how to transition women to the renewed NCSP based on cervical screening history.

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, Nurses, OtherQuality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

This module provides an overview of the cervical screening clinical pathways under the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP). Included are recommendations for managing patients who are asymptomatic, those who present with abnormal vaginal bleeding, women who have self-collected a vaginal sample and for cases where a cervical abnormality has been visualised during the speculum examination.

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, Nurses, OtherQuality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

This module provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to reinforce their knowledge around communicating test results and patient management under the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP). This module provides participants with effective communication techniques that will assist participants to understand their cervical screening test result.  Health care professionals are provided with approaches to explaining HPV-detected results to a patient as well as identifying ways to minimise medico-legal risks relating to screening.

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, Nurses, OtherQuality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world, largely as a result of the success of the National Cervical Screening Program over the last 25 years. The program is changing based on the latest available evidence on the development and prevention of cervical cancer.

The objectives of this course are to provide online training for health professionals who conduct cervical screening tests and follow-up management for women, in accordance with the recommended changes to practice and the clinical pathway.

Target audience: Health professionals 

CPD points: View details

QPI PIP: No.

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, Nurses, OtherQuality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

Access to these resources is restricted to trainers who have attended the NCSP Train the Trainer workshops and have been provided with an enrolment key.

  Quality use of Medical tests
National medication charts

A new version of this course has been released to reflect the revised medication charts released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in August 2019.

If you have already begun version 1 you may still complete it.

To enrol in the the latest version of this course please go to National Standard Medication Charts - version 2.

Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
National medication charts

This training course will guide you through the principles of safe prescribing and demonstrate how to complete the National Standard Medication Charts correctly.

This course reflects updates made to the Medication Charts in July 2019. It includes use of both the National Inpatient Medication Charts (NIMC) and PBS Hospital Medication Charts (PBS HMC), has updated content and is compatible for use on tablet devices.

Target audience: Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff working in a hospital setting.
Medical, nursing and pharmacy undergraduate students looking towards hospital practice.

CPD points: It is recommended that 3 CPD hours be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.


Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

This course is for University of Sydney medical students only. It simply asks these students to select their clinical school, so that their completions can be reported back to their correct school.

   
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this module you will provide care for Jack, who is brought to the emergency department by his dad.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Antibiotic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will treat a patient with an acute exacerbation of COPD

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Respiratory
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Claire, a patient who presents to you for a follow up appointment to discuss the results of some tests that she had last week.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Gastrointestinal
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Rita, a patient recovering on the ward after an open cholecystectomy, who is experiencing pain and nausea. 

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Analgesic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Elizabeth, a patient experiencing an episode of delirium whilst admitted to hospital for an exacerbation of chronic heart failure. 

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Psychotropic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for James, who suffers acute withdrawal from alcohol while in hospital recovering from pneumonia.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Psychotropic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will treat an acute episode of pulmonary oedema in a patient with chronic heart failure.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Roberta, a patient with heart failure.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Julianna, a patient presenting with dysuria (or pain when urinating)

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Antibiotic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Anne, a patient experiencing an episode of chest pain while recovering in hospital from pneumonia.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will manage a patient with newly diagnosed hypertension with a comorbidity of asthma.

Target audience:Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
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