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National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Connie, a patient presenting for follow up to discuss the results of her blood tests.

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 Margaret, a patient who presents to you for a repeat prescription for temazepam.

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 meet Ric, a patient who comes to see you concerned about his risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)

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 consider appropriate venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention for a hospital inpatient. This is an important issue to learn about, as despite available options for prevention, VTE (encompassing deep venous thrombosis [DVT] and pulmonary embolism [PE]) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality for inpatients of Australian hospitals. An estimated 2000 people die each year from VTE, and many of these cases are preventable.

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 Maria, a patient at your general practice who asks for help to manage her acute low back pain.

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 Amy, a patient attending your general practice for a routine checkup of her diabetes.

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 Endocrinology
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Richard, a patient attending your general practice with unusual symptoms of thirst.

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 Endocrinology
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Richard, a patient attending your general practice for a routine follow-up appointment for management of his type 2 diabetes.

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 Endocrinology
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) - Dental Modules

In this course, you will provide care for Brian, a patient with a toothache.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.

Other audiences: Medical, pharmacy, 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 Oral and dental
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) - Dental Modules

In this course, you will provide care for Columba, a patient presenting to the dental clinic complaining of oral pain.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.

Other audiences: Medical, pharmacy, 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 Oral and dental
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) - Dental Modules

In this course, you will provide care for Raymond, a patient presenting to the dental clinic complaining of an ongoing dull pain in his jaw.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.

Other audiences: Medical, pharmacy, 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 Oral and dental
Real-time prescription monitoring: SafescriptThis module provides foundation information to help you and your practice/pharmacy prepare for conversations with patients about the potential risks of dependence with high-risk medicines. It explores the elements of best practice communication and how to apply effective communication strategies when explaining the risks of long-term use before prescribing or dispensing high-risk medicines. The module also outlines how to implement practice policies, set behaviour standards and use de-escalation techniques to reduce safety risks for health professionals and patients in challenging situations.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.

Target audience: General practitioners, prescribers of high-risk medicines and pharmacists in Victoria. View details

Available to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria.

QPI PIP: Yes View details

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, PharmacistsGeneral practitioners, Pharmacists, QPI PIPAnalgesic
Real-time prescription monitoring: Safescript

This module provides you with an opportunity to reconsider how you manage safety concerns about patients with prescription medicine dependence or those showing signs of high-risk use. It explores planning approaches for the consultation, strategies for the practice and collaboration with other health professionals, and provides you with an opportunity to review available management and treatment options. The module will refresh your knowledge of alternative options for managing chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia, including non-pharmacological approaches and other lower risk pharmacological treatments. It will also outline the key steps involved in prescribing medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence (MATOD) for patients with opioid dependence.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.


Target audience: General practitioners and other prescribers of high-risk medicines in Victoria.

Available to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria.

CPD points: GPs. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitionersGeneral practitioners, QPI PIPAnalgesic
Real-time prescription monitoring: Safescript

This module provides you with an opportunity to reconsider how you manage safety concerns about patients with prescription medicine dependence or those showing signs of high-risk use. It explores planning approaches for the consultation, strategies for the practice and collaboration with other health professionals, and provides you with an opportunity to review available management and treatment options. The module will refresh your knowledge of alternative options for managing chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia, including non-pharmacological approaches and other lower risk pharmacological treatments. It will also outline the key steps involved in prescribing medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence (MATOD) for patients with opioid dependence.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.


Target audience: Pharmacists practicing in Victoria

Available to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria.

CPD points: Pharmacists – accreditation pendingView details

QPI PIP: No


PharmacistsPharmacistsAnalgesic
Real-time prescription monitoring: Safescript

This module provides an overview of SafeScript – the Victorian Government's real-time prescription monitoring system. It provides you with an opportunity to update your knowledge on the increasing harms from high-risk prescription medicines, and to learn how SafeScript provides additional information to assist with clinical decisions when prescribing or dispensing high-risk medicines. The module also outlines ways to manage and maintain patient privacy when using SafeScript, and the key regulatory requirements relating to use of the system.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.

Target audience: General practitioners, prescribers of high-risk medicines and pharmacists in Victoria. View details

Available to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria.

QPI PIP: Yes View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, PharmacistsGeneral practitioners, Pharmacists, QPI PIPAnalgesic
Restricted access and pilot courses

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has engaged NPS MedicineWise to develop and deliver the training required for pharmacists and general practitioners (GPs) to participate in the Pharmacist Chronic Disease Management (PCDM) Pilot.

Access to this course is restricted to pilot participants only.

   
Safety through reporting

These course has been designed to support health professionals to report adverse events associated with therapeutic products and contribute to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) ongoing safety monitoring activities.

This course was developed in partnership with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Target audience: All healthcare professionals

CPD points: GPs, nurses, pharmacists. View details

QPI PIP: No

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, StudentsGeneral practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, QPI PIPMedication safety
Safety through reporting

These course has been designed to support health professionals to report adverse events associated with therapeutic products and contribute to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) ongoing safety monitoring activities.

This course was developed in partnership with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Target audience: All healthcare professionals

CPD points: GPs, nurses, pharmacists. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, StudentsGeneral practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, QPI PIPMedication safety
Safety through reporting - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the 2017 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Reporting adverse events with medicines and vaccines?

Yes - Start course

No - Return to course Reporting adverse events with medicines and vaccines

  Quality use of Medical tests
Safety through reporting - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the 2017 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Reporting adverse events with medical devices?

Yes - Start course

No - Return to course Reporting adverse events with medical devices

   
The medicinewise practitioner

Benji is a 3-year-old boy presenting in the Emergency Department of the local hospital with shortness of breath. He is brought in by his mother Bridgit.

Topics covered: Asthma management; Immunisation; Smoking cessation.

Target audience: Nurse practitioners, GP Interns, New prescribers working in a community care setting

CPD points: Self-directed CPD View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Nurse practitionersQPI PIPRespiratory
The medicinewise practitioner

Bill is a 55-year-old man with Type 2 diabetes. He is a new patient at your practice, having just moved into the area to be closer to family. 

Topics covered: Diabetes management; Diabetes again; Diabetes foot care; Renal impairment.

Target audience: Nurse practitioners, GP Interns, New prescribers working in a community care setting

CPD points: Self-directed CPD View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Nurse practitionersQPI PIPEndocrinology
Unavailable courses - closed or discontinued

This module is part of the Applied Pharmacology for Nurses Unit. To begin, click on the title 'Quality Use of Medicines' on the lefthand side.

   
Webinar General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, PharmacistsGeneral practitionersRheumatology
Webinar General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners Respiratory
Webinar

Join our multidisciplinary panel of experts for a webinar discussion on the prevention of CV events in patients with both type 2 diabetes and CVD.

Target audience: GPs.

CPD points: GPs View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitionersGeneral practitioners, QPI PIPCardiovascular, Endocrinology
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