Available courses

This session looks at the purpose of treatment and dilemmas that can arise. It then analyses what is meant by life and death and the moral status of the unborn and the dead. Finally, this session looks at the attempt to measure the life-enhancing and life-extending aspects of treatment.

This session uses case studies to describe the appropriate primary care management of allergies in children. It will outline the rise in allergy rates, the main allergic disorders and their appropriate treatment. This session was reviewed by Matthew Castleden and last updated on 16/05/13.

This is a case-based learning session on managing minor head injuries in general practice. This session was reviewed by Matthew Castleden and last updated on 24/04/13.

This module gives an overview of the efficacy of, and applications for, long-acting reversible contraceptives in the nulliparous woman.

This session describes the causes, initial investigation and treatment options for patients who present to a general practitioner with hyperthyroidism.

This session considers the assessment and management of common fractures and dislocations and provides an overview of how best to manage these injuries in primary care. This session was last updated on 11/02/13.

This session examines aspects of thromboprophylaxis and thrombosis, including the aetiology, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, and the impact on healthcare costs.

A case-based approach to the recognition and management of neonatal jaundice.

Assessment and management of hormonal side effects in users of hormonal contraceptives.

This session describes some of the most common conditions that cause pain in older people, the management of these conditions and the general principles of pain management in this population.

This session describes the symptoms and signs associated with neuropathic pain, its diagnosis and the multimodal approach to its treatment.

This session describes the management of chronic pain by using non-pharmacological treatment and integration of medical, psychological and activity management strategies across a multidisciplinary team.

This session explains why the biopsychosocial model is more suited to the management of chronic pain than acute pain and describes the treatment modalities within this model.

This session describes the most common pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods used in the management of pain, including how these medications are used, contraindications and side-effects.

This session describes the assessment, management principles and benefits of early treatment of acute pain.

This session will look at the common causes of bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy.

This session will focus on some key aspects of working in partnership with patients to manage their illness using a case study approach. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in October 2014.

This session will provide an overview of key patient safety issues and challenges in primary care. It will also explain why improving patient safety requires us to look at the healthcare system, not just to focus on an individual healthcare provider.

This session introduces the Holistic Approach domain of the RCGP curriculum. It explores patients’ and GPs’ perceptions of holism and how these influence the presentation of problems, communication, diagnoses and the sharing of management planning. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in October 2014.

This session considers the value that evidence-based practice brings to GPs and their patients. You will learn some of the basic skills needed. This session was reviewed by Sally Higginbottom and last updated in March 2015.

This session describes management strategies for different types of pain seen in end of life care. It also discusses the psychosocial, spiritual and functional effects contributing to the personal experience, that need to be recognised and addressed. This session was reviewed by Professor Christina Faull and last updated in November 2014.

This is a case-based learning session on managing minor head injuries in general practice. This session was reviewed by Matthew Castleden and last updated on 24/04/13.

This session looks at how things can go wrong in medical practice and uses a case study of a drug error to address the principal steps to take when dealing with a medical error.

This session introduces the basic elements of young people friendly services. The policy context and evidence for specific young people focused services is explored. The importance of young people´s views is acknowledged as a focus for service improvement.

This session will examine the ethical principles underlying the concept of autonomy. It will discuss the implications of respect for autonomy on clinical practice, and provide guidance for promoting autonomy in healthcare provision.

This session will introduce you to quality improvement in healthcare, in particular the role of the clinician, the discipline of improvement, the people and leadership skills involved, and the main approaches and tools. This session supports the development of leadership in clinical settings.

This session considers the potential changes in society and healthcare, and explores what these would mean for clinical leadership and the leadership skills which might be needed.

This session aims to introduce the principles and practice of project management and, in particular, how they can be applied to healthcare systems. This sessions supports the development of leadership in clinical settings.

The intensive care unit is an environment where advanced physiological monitoring is available for appropriate indications. 

Monitoring should be employed to detect pathophysiological abnormalities in patients at high risk of developing them and to aid in the titration of therapy to appropriate physiological endpoints. 

This session aims to cover the basic physics, indications and problems associated with the monitoring commonly encountered in critical care areas.

The session covers the main classes of drugs used to treat both non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, the use of insulin and the different formulations of insulin.

This session will provide an overview of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes which occur in patients with renal impairment. It will also highlight how changes in drug dosing regimes are necessary to prevent adverse events. Finally, the session will also describe the classification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and emphasise the differences in the equations used for estimating renal function.

This session covers the warning signs to be aware of when looking after a patient with a tracheostomy or laryngectomy, what equipment to have immediately available at the bedside and the emergency management of upper airway complications.

On completion of this module, it is expected that the candidate will have a greater understanding of the mechanisms associated with nausea and vomiting, pharmacological treatment options, assessment of diarrhoea symptoms in the pharmacy, and other treatment modalities for vomiting and diarrhoea.

Dr Abdullah Rana and Mr Joseph Dawson give an overview of the aetiology, presentation and treatments for Crohn's disease, including management and prognosis. Key learning points for GPs and other healthcare professionals are the Montreal classification for Crohn's disease, suitable investigations and new developments in treatment.

This session provides a description of the normal anatomy of the peritoneal cavity, retroperitoneum and abdominal wall in order to understand the modes of spread of disease.

This session is designed to give you an overview of the types of benign liver lesions that you may encounter in your general practice and how differing radiological modalities contribute to their diagnosis.

This session will describe normal ultrasound appearances of the lung and pleura. Common pathologies including pneumothorax, pulmonary oedema and pleural fluid will be discussed as well as pitfalls to avoid.

This session describes the different techniques of siting a gastrostomy feeding tube and the advantages and limitations of these approaches. It also illustrates some complications and how to avoid them.

This session discusses Crohn’s disease with specific reference to small bowel involvement. It focuses on conventional imaging diagnosis and the many recent advances in this modality over recent years, through an understanding of the underlying pathological changes.

This session will provide a practical approach to the technique used to perform barium meal, and normal anatomic findings.

This session is an introduction to virtual colonoscopy (VC) and covers the main indications for this investigation, the key techniques involved, interpretation methods and the diagnostic performance.

In this session, we will review benign colon tumours and consider the key investigations to help you identify the characteristic appearances of the different pathologies.

This session revises the normal anatomy of the pancreas and how it is examined radiologically. It also discusses the development of the pancreas and how this relates to the more common normal variants.

This session covers the radiological staging of stomach cancer using a variety of imaging modalities.

Prevention and management of the life-threatening complication of Herald bleeds

What to expect, and how to get the best outcomes for pregnancy in renal patients

Why are clinical trials important and what do we learn

Understanding and managing renal supportive care as a treatment option for kidney disease

Overview of all aspects of Mineral Bone Disorder in chronic kidney disease including physiology, detection and management

Treatments reflect those available in Australia in 2011

Using a structured renal pathway document to keep patients on the right track with the right care

Does it really matter if we diagnose CKD early (or not) and can we make a difference?

What is really happening inside vascular access and what impacts on the blood flow

Everything the novice to intermediate nurse needs to know about peritoneal dialysis

How to reduce intradialytic hypotension during haemodialysis - best practice

How to insert a peritoneal dialysis catheter and manage for best outcomes

Understanding what renal disease does to the brain and ways to manage patients with cognitive impariment

Everything you need to know about a renal diet

How do we engage renal consumers in the planning and design of their own care

Understanding and decreasing cardiac complications related to renal disease

Everything you need to know about Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

An interactive quiz to test your medication and dialysis calculation skills

How to make your dialysis unit and dialysis practice more environmentally friendly

The importance of water quality in dialyis units and how to maintain a water quality program

The therapeutic goals for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension are to improve the hemodynamic parameters, delay disease progression, improving quality of life and exercise tolerance, and minimizing mortality risks. This activity will focus on several important aspects of PAH management including a review of the predictors of disease progression and clinical outcomes of PAH; the current data on the use of NYHA functional class as a predictor of future survival and disease progression; a discussion of the clinical trial data on existing and emerging therapeutics for the management of PAH; and a review of effective strategies to tailor therapeutic regimens and improve clinical outcomes in patients with PAH.

Following the completion of this activity, learners will be able to identify factors that influence measurement or estimates of renal function along with the current regulatory guidance. Additionally, they will list challenges to different methods for measuring or estimating renal function clinically and in pharmacological research. Finally, learners will describe suggested approaches to harmonize chronic kidney disease staging, population pharmacokinetic analyses and dosing by estimated renal function.

Extended immobility has been associated with medical complications during hospitalization and early mobilization after stroke is thought to contribute to the effect of stroke-unit care. The goal of this CEU course is to explore if upright positioning within 24 hours of stroke onset would be beneficial to patient outcome. In addition, because fatigue is a common complaint after stroke, this course investigates if fatigue prevalence in stroke patients is different to that of age and gender matched general population controls, and explores whether early motor activity is associated with reduced likelihood of fatigue three months after stroke.