Case studies

Our interactive case studies present clinical scenarios with questions to help you reflect on your medical decision-making skills and improve patient care. Our online case studies provide:

  • an engaging and flexible learning experience
  • choice of access on computer or tablet, with seamless switching between devices
  • immediate feedback from experts and peer comparisons to challenge your thinking
  • best practice points to apply to your care of patients.

These online learning activities are for GPs, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals.

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Who can do a case study?

  • GPs
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Students


All of our case studies are free.

­CPD points

  • Accredited by RACGP for 2 (category 2) points for GPs
  • Accredited by ACRRM for 1 core point for GPs
  • Accredited for 2 Group 2 CPD credits for pharmacists
  • Endorsed for 1 CPD hour for nurses


Recognised for the Practice Incentives Program Quality Prescribing Incentive.

Asthma - optimising asthma control in children

Daniel O'Connor is a 4 year old with asthma. Over the last month Daniel has been wheezing nearly every day. He has also been waking up once or twice a... more

Blood pressure: measure, manage & monitor

This case study features a 55-year-old man who is worried about his risk of heart attack. Earn free CPD points by completing this online activity abo... more

Fatigue: a diagnostic approach

In this case study you’ll meet Arya Saab, a 35-year-old sales representive. For the last 2 months she has been feeling tired and has asked for some t... more

Oral anticoagulants - exploring treatment options for stroke prevention

Jenny Adams is a 76 year old recently diagnosed with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Jenny has come to you to discuss her risk of stroke and the pro... more

Type 2 diabetes - tailoring ongoing treatment

Albert Sims is a 75-year-old retired mechanical engineer. His glucose control has declined despite sticking to his medicines and a healthy lifestyle. ... more

Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment

In this case study you will meet Clara Wainwright, an 82-year-old woman who lives in the local aged-care facility... more

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