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Active Learning Module (ALM)

Our 6-hour online ALMs provide GPs with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes in a range of topics relevant to general practice. Our ALMs are also available face-to-face in various locations around Australia.

ThinkGP Live 1 day ALM Series - Management of the Emergency Patient in a General Practice & Remote Setting

This face-to-face course is specifically designed for the general practitioner and the practice team and emphasises the identification and management of acute emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. The training is based on the latest Australian and international scientific research in emergency medicine.

GP ALM and Allied Health Skills: Youth AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) and Sexual Health

This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use and sexual health in youth, as well as their mental health implications. Utilising a number of case studies, ways of offering the best possible evidence-based care for young people in an effective and inclusive manner are explored.

Mental Health Skills Training: Core Module

This activity 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.

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in General Practice

Heart failure is a significant health issue in Australia, with complex diagnostic and management methods that must be tailored to each patient. This ALM comprehensively covers the many stages of heart failure management including the identification of risk factors, diagnosis and investigations, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management, management of progression and comorbidities, the use of implantable devices and end-of-life care, and multidisciplinary care programs.

Clinical Enhancement Module and Allied Health Skills: Youth Mental Health

This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the GP as part of a 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.