Our online learning courses for health professionals and health professional students, promote and support quality use of medicines. Read more about our courses.

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These courses are suitable for all health professionals and students.


All of our online courses are free.

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Many of our courses are accredited for continuing professional development. Please see course details for more information.

Current courses

Antimicrobials: bacteraemia

Diagnose and treat a case of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.... more

Antimicrobials: catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Treat a hospitalised patient for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.... more

Antimicrobials: community-acquired pneumonia

Diagnose and treat a case of community acquired pneumonia in a hospital setting.... more

Antimicrobials: surgical prophylaxis

Examine the role of antibiotic prophylaxis for patients undergoing surgical procedures.... more

Asthma: unlocking inhaler technique

Guiding conversation about inhaler technique, and demonstrations of correct technique using a specific methodology... more

Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor

This free online course on blood pressure management can assist GPs, pharmacists and nurses with assessing cardiovascular risk and treating high blood... more

Chronic abdominal pain in adults – when is imaging indicated?

This interactive module clarifies when imaging is appropriate for chronic abdominal pain in adults.... more

Demystifying bioequivalence

This module is designed to explain the role of bioequivalence in generic medicines development and to assist health professionals to feel confident ex... more

Drug misuse: implications for pharmacistsNEW

This free online learning module for pharmacists provides expert insights on how to spot the warning signals of potentially harmful medicines use. St... more

Fatigue: dealing with uncertainty - a diagnostic approach to fatigue

This interactive module explores the diagnostic approach to fatigue in young to middle-aged adults, to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence i... more

Introduction to antimicrobial prescribingNEW

This free online learning module deals with antimicrobials prescribing in a hospital setting... more

Managing hepatitis C in primary care

This free online learning module on hepatitis C management in primary care is for general practitioners (GPs). Find the course and more CPD activitie... more

Medical tests

Healthcare professionals are routinely presented with scenarios where clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decisions are made based on medical test resu... more

Medication safety training

Learn about common types of medication errors and the main causes of errors. We will look at how you can help prevent them from occurring in your work... more

National standard medication charts courseNEW

This course will guide you through the principles of safe prescribing and demonstrate how to complete the National Standard Medication Charts correctl... more

Quality use of medicines: for health professional students

Learn about the principles of QUM and the roles different health professionals play in promoting QUM.... more

Quality use of medicines: why, what, how, and who?

This course sets QUM in context, provides an overview of QUM principles and their application, and explores the roles and responsibilities of various ... more

Safety through Adverse Event Reporting

This free course will guide you through the adverse event reporting process. Reporting adverse events is important to ensure that therapeutic products... more

The medicinewise practitioner: Belinda

Belinda is a 22-year old with lifestyle issues and confirmed schizophrenia. Her first episode of psychosis occurred when she was nearly 20 years old. ... more

The medicinewise practitioner: Benji and Bridgit

Benji is a 3-year-old boy presenting in the Emergency Department of the local hospital with shortness of breath. He is brought in by his mother Bridgi... more

The medicinewise practitioner: Bill

Bill is a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes. He is a new patient at your practice, having just moved into the area to be closer to family. As a way... more

Managing UTIs in aged care

Treat a hospitalised patient for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.... more

About courses

Our courses:

  • provide practical opportunities to improve prescribing for medicines and medical tests
  • meet the demands of health professional knowledge and practice
  • offer rigorous interrogation of the latest evidence in knowledge and workplace practice
  • add value to every stage of your degree and career
  • offer well renowned researched expertise and quality
  • offer continuous professional development points.


Learning courses

All courses are available through self registration on our learning website An active email address is required for account activation. Once registered you can access the courses using your username and password on any computer with internet access.

Contact the Online Learning team for help or more information: email us an enquiry or phone 02 8217 8642.

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NPS MedicineWise promotes quality use of medicines by prescribers through the Prescribing Competencies Framework.