Quality use of medical tests is a core skill for healthcare professionals as not all tests add value. Develop your skills with this growing range of short practical modules.
Nitrofurantoin and fosfomycin for resistant urinary tract infections: old drugs for emerging problems
Uncomplicated urinary tract infection is one of the most common indications for antibiotic use in the community. However, the Gram-negative organisms that can cause the infection are becoming more resistant to antibiotics.
When should I take my medicines?
Adherence to drug regimens is critical to optimise therapeutic outcomes. To aid adherence patient preferences must be discussed when considering the timing of doses, especially for chronic therapy.
Opioid analgesics in chronic non-cancer pain
Provide care for Winston, a 64-year-old artist who has come to see you for worsening back pain.
Deprescribing in older people
Deprescribing is the process of discontinuing drugs that are either potentially harmful or no longer required.
It can be achieved in older people and may be associated with improved health outcomes without long-term adverse effects.
National standard medication charts course
Learn the principles of safe prescribing and how to correctly complete the National Standard Medication Charts.
Relapse prevention and physical health in a person with schizophrenia - Belinda
Belinda is a 22-year old woman with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Her first episode of psychosis occurred when she was 19 years old. She is a regular patient in your clinic, however you haven't seen her previously.
Sharing knowledge about immunisation
This module offered by the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance is designed to help you adapt your vaccination communication skills, to effectively meet the needs of all parents.
The safety of commonly used vitamins and minerals
Dietary supplements are the most common type of complementary medicine in Australia, reportedly used by 47% of the population. Vitamins and minerals are particularly popular.
Like all medicines, supplements can cause potential harms such as adverse reactions, drug interactions, monetary cost, delay of more effective therapy, false hope, and increased medication burden.