Based on current Australian guidelines, this activity covers best practice diagnostic and management principles for asthma, strategies for preventative care and reducing the risk of hospitalisation, and real-world tips for making the most of your consultation time with a patient.
Julia Ovens, an HR professional living with asthma, describes her experience living with asthma and discusses the ways medical practitioners can develop a more patient-centric approach to asthma management.
This activity will guide GPs through the epidemiology of skin cancers in Australia, skin cancer prevention, balanced approach to UV and vitamin D awareness and the diagnosis and management of melanoma and the most common non-melanoma skin cancers.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness rapidly spreading in Australia and internationally, and primary care is at the forefront of patient screening, diagnosis and management. This continuously updating module provides crucial information on the primary care response to this disease, incorporating practical recommendations from the Department of Health, World Health Organisation, RACGP and other leading bodies.
This education covers the incidence of sun related skin cancers in Australia and discusses the link between UV exposure and skin cancer. Safe UV exposure is explored. Methods of full skin examination are described and the various biopsy techniques are detailed.
This education describes the assessment and management of basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Each condition is described in terms of its epidemiology, risk factors and clinical features. Numerous naked eye and dermoscopic images illustrate the non melanoma skin conditions.
This education discusses melanoma in detail, including the Epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, dermoscopy and imaging, management and review of the pathology report with follow up.
Non-drug and non-opioid therapies should be implemented as the first-line approach to care in patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Only when these approaches have been ineffective, opioid therapies may be considered in a select group of patients as outlined in current Australian guidelines. This module aims to educate GPs about the broad issues about opioid use in society, as well as how to confidently and responsibly manage chronic non-cancer pain using an individualised sociopsychobiomedical approach.