GP ONLINE (General Practitioners Guide to Parkinson's Disease)
This 6 hour online educational course is brought to you by Parkinson’s Australia and is accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). It is designed to help GPs address the issues of most concern when confronted with a patient who may have Parkinson’s. It will prepare GPs to enact their role to assess, diagnose, treat and manage the care of patients with this illness. The course caters for learners with different levels of knowledge and experience in this area, while also providing flexibility in the way it can be used.
GPs have three options available for accessing information:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): important and practical information for immediate problems.
Cases: realistic cases that allow GPs to collaborate with peers and apply clinical skills.
Course: cohesive course integrating cases and answers to FAQs.
This module has been accredited with ACRRM for 30 PRPD Points. 40 CPD points can be claimed for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program by completing an individual application form for Category 1 activities, or 12 CPD points can be self-recorded (capped at 20 CPD points per triennium). For full information on how to claim CPD points for this course, go to this link https://www.racgp.org.au/education/qicpd-program/gps/self-directed-learning/
We recommend this course for any health professional who would benefit from this knowledge.
Access is free for all ACRRM members and RRMEO subscribers. Other users can register for free - access via Parkinson's Australia by clicking on the Registration button below
ADVICE FOR NURSES
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) in association with Parkinson's WA have developed a Parkinson’s Care post graduate unit of study. The subject is integrated within a graduate certificate of the ACN courses or can be enrolled as a stand-alone subject. The subject will help new Parkinson's nurses entering the field to have a good foundation to build on and for existing Parkinson's nurses to consolidate their knowledge. The course is available for enrolment now, with intakes in July and January.
Nurses wishing to undertake a shorter course can also complete the free General Practitioners Guide to Parkinson's Disease (GP Online) course.