Online Learning

 

Online learning resources for health professionals and health professional students, promoting and supporting quality use of medicines.

Course Description
Target audience
Antimicrobials
Antimicrobial modules

Developed in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) these modules deal with antimicrobials prescription in hospital settings.

Learning objectives

Hospital-based prescribers and health professional undergraduate students.
Case studies
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Our case studies are free learning activities for GPs, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals. Each case study presents a clinical scenario with questions to help you reflect on your clinical decision-making skills and improve patient care.

Learning objectives are specific to each individual case study.

GPs, pharmacists and nurses (especially those working in a community practice setting)..

CPD points apply: view course for more details.
Medical tests
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Healthcare professionals are routinely presented with scenarios where clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decisions are made based on medical test results. These interactive online learning modules are designed to equip practitioners with tools to assist in interpretation of test results.

Learning objectives

All healthcare professionals who interpret test results in the course of their practice.

CPD points apply: view course for more details.
Medication safety
Medication Safety

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These modules explore the various causes of medication errors, provide a broad perspective of medication safety and equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills to help prevent errors from occurring in their workplace.

Learning objectives

Hospital-based practitioners and health professional undergraduate students.

CPD points apply: view course for more details.
National inpatient medication chart
NIMC modules

Open

Learn the principles of safe prescribing and how to complete the National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) correctly.

Learning objectives

Hospital-based practitioners and health professional undergraduate students.

CPD points apply: view course for more details.

National prescribing curriculum
National Precribing Curriculum modules

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A series of case-based modules for new prescribers that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.

Learning objectives

Medical and pharmacy undergraduate students.

Also suitable for new prescribers.

Quality use of medicines – for health professional students
Quality Use of medicines – for health professional students

Open

In this course students will learn about the principles of QUM and the roles different health professionals play in promoting QUM.

Learning objectives

Health professional undergraduate students.
Quality use of medicines – why, what, how and who?
Quality Use of medicines – for health professional students

Open

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

Learning objectives

Health professionals and individuals working in the QUM industry.
The medicinewise practitioner
The medicinewise pracititioner

Open

In this course students will learn about the principles of QUM and the roles different health professionals play in promoting QUM.

Learning objectives

New prescribers working in the community care setting, especially nurse practitioners and GP interns.

CPD points apply: view course for more details.

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Registration

Online learning courses

All courses (except National Prescribing Curriculum and Antimicrobials modules) are available through self registration on our learning website learn.nps.org.au

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.

National Prescribing Curriculum and Antimicrobials modules

These courses are located on a different website and require special registration depending on whether you are a student or a practicing health professional. Please follow the relevant instructions below:

University students

You will need to obtain a course key from your lecturer. They will provide the instructions on how to create your account. Please do not join any of the other choices below as it will not count on your course mark.

Health Professionals

Antimicrobial modules access
  1. go to the ‘Sign up here’ link
  2. fill in your details
  3. choose institution: Antimicrobial modules ACSQHC
  4. select the course: Antimicrobial modules ACSQHC
  5. the course key for these modules is am2012.
NPC + Antimicrobial modules access
  1. go to the ‘Sign up here’ link
  2. fill in your details
  3. choose institution: Medical Professionals
  4. select the course: Medical Professionals
  5. the course key for these modules is mp2010.

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Costs

All courses are offered free of charge.

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Earn professional development points

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

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Contact us for help or more information

Contact the Health Professional Learning team: email us an enquiry or phone 02 8217 8642.

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