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.

These online learning activities 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 QI&CPD for 2 (category 2) points
  • Accredited by ACRRM for 1 core point
  • Accredited by the APC for 2 group 2 points
  • Endorsed  by RCNA for 1 RCNA CNE point


Recognised for the Quality Prescribing Incentive of the Practice Incentives Program.

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

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

About case studies

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.

Other case studies

Not all activities below grant CPD points. See individual descriptions for more information.

Achieving bladder control

Grace is a 70-year-old housewife, who presents to you complaining of 'troubles with the bladder'. She has limited her involvement in social activities... more

Antipsychotic therapy

Emily, a 28 year old, was diagnosed with schizophrenia 9 months ago. She was prescribed risperidone and in the last 6 months her dose has been stable ... more

CVD risk - guiding lipid management

Ric, a 49-year-old IT consultant, has come to see you concerned that he is at risk of a heart attack. Ric has type 2 diabetes, diagnosed 2 years ago, ... more

Depression challenges in primary care

Joe is a 71-year-old man who complains that he is 'not feeling himself'. He is accompanied by his wife who is concerned that he seems always fatigued ... more

Heart failure

Margaret, 65 years old, requires a repeat prescription of perindopril arginine 2.5 mg. She was diagnosed with heart failure 1 year ago (LVEF < 40%) af... more

Iron deficiency anaemia

Mariah is a 17-year-old student who has recently migrated to Australia from Malta with her parents. She comes to you complaining of general fatigue an... more

Management of rhinosinusitis

Jessica is a 26-year-old student complaining of a 4 day history of coloured nasal discharge, headache, lethargy and sneezing. She is taking regular pa... more

Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Damien, a 58-year-old brick layer, comes for a review of the management of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as his symptoms have becom... more

Maximising sleep and minimising potential harms

Margaret, a 54 year old former receptionist, is visiting you for a repeat prescription of temazepam, as she will finish her first pack in 10 days. She... more

Opioid therapy in chronic pain

Winston, a 64-year-old artist, has come back to see you for worsening back pain. For the past 3 years paracetamol and ibuprofen have been effective in... more

Optimising blood pressure control

Shelly is a 52-year-old florist who comes to see you concerned about her blood pressure (BP) readings. Two months ago Shelly bought a home blood press... more


Bill is a 72-year-old retired train driver who was discharged from hospital 6 months ago. He was admitted with a fractured hip caused when his foot ca... more

Vitamin D

Alima is a 35-year-old housewife who arrived in Australia with her family from the Middle East 2 years ago. She had a cold 2 weeks ago and feels that ... more