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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

   
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 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.

   
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 - 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

   
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
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2016

Pharmacists Gastrointestinal
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

December 2015

Pharmacists Fatigue
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

October 2015

Pharmacists Medication safety
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2015

Pharmacists Psychotropic
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

April 2015

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2015

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2015

Pharmacists Endocrinology
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

December 2014

Pharmacists Palliative care
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

December 2014

Pharmacists Neurology, Toxicology and wilderness
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2014

Pharmacists  
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

June 2014

Pharmacists Psychotropic
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

April 2014

Pharmacists Medication safety
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2016

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

June 2017

Pharmacists Gastrointestinal
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2017

Pharmacists Analgesic, Toxicology and wilderness
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2017

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

October 2017

Pharmacists Endocrinology, Medication safety, Toxicology and wilderness
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

 February 2018

Pharmacists Medication safety
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

 April 2018

Pharmacists Medication safety
Case studies

This case study examines the pharmacist’s role in counselling patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are starting treatment, with a particular focus on strategies for pharmacists to help their patients optimise the use of low-dose methotrexate in the pharmacy setting.

Target audience: Pharmacists and other health practitioners.

CPD points: Self directed CPD View details


PharmacistsPharmacistsRheumatology
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: PharmacistsView details


PharmacistsPharmacistsAnalgesic
Real-time prescription monitoring: Safescript

Health professional training workshop: Online assessment for pharmacists

Target audience: Pharmacists who attended the SafeScript – be prepared health professional training workshops conducted by Victorian PHNs

Restricted access: Workshop attendees will be provided with an enrolment key to access this course.


PharmacistsPharmacistsAnalgesic
The medicinewise practitioner

Course closed for review and update

We have closed this course as the modules link to resources that are no longer available. Additionally the content needs reviewing for currency.

We hope to release an updated version in mid 2019.

If you have already completed this course you can still access your certificate of completion.

If you need to complete this course for university or work requirements please contact info@nps.org.au

We apologise for any inconvenience the closing of this course may have caused.

Nurse practitioners Respiratory
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

Nurse practitioners Endocrinology
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
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
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