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 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) for pharmacists
  • Endorsed for 1 CPD hour for nurses


Recognised for the Practice Incentives Program Quality Prescribing Incentive.

*See individual case study for specific details on CPD.

Asthma: optimising asthma control in children

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs, and nurses is a case study on optimising asthma control in children... 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

Chronic pain: opioids and beyond

This Interactive Case Study challenges you to use a biopsychosocial approach to manage a patient with chronic pain. Free CPD activity for GP’s, pharma... more

Depression: tailoring initial treatment and re-examining the options

Depression treatment should be tailored to the individual patient. Complete a free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for GPs, pharma... more

Diagnostic imaging in acute ankle and knee injuriesNEW

In this case study you will meet two patients – Brian, a 48-year old self-employed painter who has injured his knee when stepping down from a ladder, ... more

Fatigue: a diagnostic approach

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs, and nurses is a case study on diagnosing causes of fatigue.... more

Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes

Intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes: Case study for GPs, pharmacists or nurses... more

Preventing fractures: where to start with osteoporosis

This free CPD case study for GPs, pharmacists and nurses explores common secondary causes of osteoporosis and how to prevent fractures.... more

Otitis media: clarifying the role of antibiotics

Weigh up the need for antibiotics with two different cases of acute otitis media in this free CPD case study. Tailored versions for GPs, pharmacists a... more

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in uncomplicated gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

This case study features an active 68-year-old retiree who was recently discharged from hospital on a new medicine, omeprazole. How long will you plan... more

Urinary tract infections: exploring antibiotic treatment

This free continuing professional development (CPD) activity for pharmacists, GPs and nurses is a case study on antibiotics for urinary tract infectio... more

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