RWAV provides information for health professionals on the latest educational and training opportunities available:
Think GP – Course Information – Online Various courses are available on a range of chronic disease topics. RACGP – Chronic Disease Management – Online This short course aims to give GPs broad understanding of the current and future impacts of chronic disease management on primary care, together with knowledge of models and systems of response, and particular skills to use in their workplace.
Professional Development Program for Registrars (PDPR) The PDPR is a national program designed to assist registrars or soon-to-be registrars to deal with the transitional challenges of moving into roles requiring teaching, supervision, team work and increasingly exercising influence and leadership. This program provides a unique and well-tested opportunity to enhance self-awareness as medical managers and leaders, improve teaching, supervision and prioritisation skills, handle difficult conflict situations, and give and receive feedback more effectively. More information and expressions of interest. The two-day face-to-face workshop covers the following: Program induction Registrar transitional challenges Leadership and management in clinical settings Increasing self-awareness Communication Registrar as teacher Effective time management and delegation Supervising others: Matching style to context Managing stress and building resilience Conflict resolution techniques Patient safety and quality – Human factors Team building skills Techniques for giving and receiving feedback Action planning and goal setting Program review and closure
RACGP – Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness ALM – Online This activity will introduce you to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and health needs and assist you to improve the care you deliver by exploring the key issues facing you, your practice team and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
Health Certification: Skin Cancer Courses The certificate courses cater to medical professionals with ranging levels of expertise in diagnosing and treating skin cancer and offer a complete learning pathway from foundation skills to sub-specialisation in skin cancer medicine and surgery. ACRRM: Specialist education in eczema and skin surgery Free (must be enrolled in Tele-Derm)
ACRRM – Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) Course A two-day Rural Emergency Skills Training (REST) course, with a program that will equip you with a structured approach, understanding and practical experience of handling many of the most common rural practice skills and emergency scenarios. ACRRM – Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT) Course A one-day workshop designed to equip non-obstetric practitioners with vital emergency obstetric skills. It will boost your skills and confidence when dealing with third trimester emergencies. RACGP – Clinical Emergency Management Program (CEMP) and 2016 CEMP Calendar This program has been designed to build participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence when responding to medical emergencies. Workshops are delivered nationally and are facilitated by a national team of highly trained intensive care paramedics.
Andrology Australia – Course Information Andrology Australia delivers education activities on male reproductive health disorders and associated conditions for general practitioners wishing to advance their level of knowledge and skills in this area. Courses are offered are both RACGP Category 1 and Category 2 activities, and activities accredited through the Professional Development Program (PDP) of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
RACGP – Mental Health Skills Training for General Practitioners (Tristar) To equip GPs with the skills to engage in conversation to enable them to asses a mental health condition and provide sufficient information to make an accurate diagnosis, plan to reduce potential risks and provide follow up and evaluation. Think GP – GLOBE Mental Health Skills Training This course looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. The role of the primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management modalities are explored through case studies.
Advanced Paediatric Life Support – Course Information The APLS learning environment is interactive, practical and covers all aspects of the emergency management of children, taught by leading paediatric specialists. Royal Children’s Hospital – Practical Paediatrics Program – Online A course designed for GP professionals providing them with an interactive learning environment.
Jean Hailes – Courses Available Jean Hailes for women’s health provides a range of continuing professional development activities for GPs, nurses and other health professionals. Free courses include active learning modules on menopause, fertility and PCOS, along with recorded webinars on a range of women’s health topics. Jean Hailes is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD Program. Family Planning Victoria – Courses Available Family Planning Victoria offer a variety of courses relating to sexual and reproductive health in primary care for GPs, GP registrars and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists trainees.
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