Clinical Enhancement Module and Allied Health Skills: Youth AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) and sexual health

ALM | Hours: 6 | RACGP: 40pts | ACRRM: 6hrs




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The GP version of this education is accredited with the RACGP, and you will be automatically awarded 40 points when you complete it. This education is designed to take 6 hours to complete. It does not need to be completed in one sitting. You can stop at any time, and progress will be saved. You can find education you have started in your education history.

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Welcome to the headspace 6-hour ALM on Youth AOD 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.

This skills module consists of four sequential parts. Each part will take approximately one and a half hours to complete.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, as well as common sexually transmitted diseases, in Australian young people.
  • Identify the predisposing factors for the development of substance use disorders and the models that can be used to identify and target these factors.
  • Understand the relationships between mental health, sexual health and substance use disorders.
  • Apply strategies that assist with engagement and assessment of young people utilising a non-judgemental approach.
  • Gain an understanding of some commonly used assessment tools and instruments including the principles of Motivational Interviewing.

*In this module, a young person is defined as a person aged between 12 and 25 years.

If you are an Australian GP, you are able to access the additional mental health MBS item numbers (2712, 2713, 2715 and 2717) by completing the Mental Health Skills Training (Modular Pathway), which requires both a Mental Health Skills Training Core Module and a Clinical Enhancement Module to be completed.

Any GP who is not registered with the RACGP or ACRRM and has successfully completed all components of the accredited MHST, can apply to the GPMHSC for individual recognition of learning. Please call (03) 8699 0554 or email the GPMHSC to discuss this further.

Educational grant provided by headspace.