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Hot Topics ONLINE GP Update Course 2019

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This course was recorded from the May 2019 webinar series. If you are looking for face-to-face workshops to be held in 2020, click here to check for upcoming dates (available soon!).

Enrol in this course to access the Clinical Audits on Measles, Eating Disorders, Anti-platelets and Frailty.

Hot Topics ONLINE GP Update Course 2019

The 2019 Hot Topics course was run as a series of live webinar events that were recorded to enable you to participate from the comfort of your own home. You will get:

  • Four recorded webinar sessions, so that you can watch them 'on demand'
  • Online version of NB Medical Hot Topics GP Update Course Booklet (UK), including summaries of approximately 150 clinical Hot Topics which are commonly dealt with in primary care.
  • Online version of the Australian Supplement including Keep It Simple Summaries (KISS) on the topics covered in the Australian Hot Topics series.

    If you are interested in purchasing hard copies of the NB Medical booklet and the Australian supplement please email support@medcast.com.au. There is a charge of $55 for printing, postage, and handling. 

    What is Hot Topics?

    NB Medical, Britain’s market leader in GP education has joined forces with Medcast, to bring you an online CPD opportunity including recorded lectures and presentations summarised into “KISS” (Keep It Simple Summaries). 

    In addition to the full UK Hot Topics book, there will be an Australian Supplement that summaries the workshop materials.

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    The webinar cover:

    • The latest pertinent medical research, GP guidelines and papers presented by GPs.
    • A series of short presentations including recent findings from the medical literature which are pertinent for GPs.
    • The presentations are snappy, focused, fun and interactive. The atmosphere is light, relaxed and friendly.
    • A detailed reference book which summarises the evidence from around approximately 150 clinical Hot Topics which are commonly dealt with in primary care. This will enable you to practice evidence-based medicine with the latest research at your fingertips.

    Evidence-based medicine for primary care - fun, interactive, chunked and not-to-be-missed, especially if you don’t have time to read all the latest research.

    Course content

    Below are a few of the Hot Topics for which the latest evidence has been researched, distilled and prepared for your entertainment:

    • Hypertension
    • Changes to the HPV cervical screening guidelines
    • Approach to the pre-natal consultation
    • Vaginal prolapse mesh repairs
    • Using e-Mental Health in General Practice
    • Depression, including the recent systematic review on antidepressants
    • Inflammatory arthritis: an update on new guidelines on rheumatoid arthritis and what GPs need to be aware of with the new biologic treatments
    • Assessing fitness to drive in dementia
    • Subclinical hyperthyroidism
    • Management of acute hearing loss
    • Osteoarthritis - New RACGP guideline
    • COPD exacerbations - when should we use antibiotics and/or steroids?
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
    • As reported cases rise, an update on measles
    • Recurrent cough in children
    • Testicular cancer
    • Antiplatelets - angina, PAD
    • Eczema
    • Immunisation guidelines and meningococcal
    • An update on the ‘new’ sexually transmitted infection mycoplasma genitalium

    Participants in the webinar series are eligible for 12 Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD Points and 6 CPD hours for Nurses. Participants that complete a post-course clinical audit activity will be eligible for 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD Points.  Certificates of completion can be provided for other health professionals requiring evidence of participation.

    Optional Clinical Audit - Category 1 Activity (40 QI&CPD Points)

    As an extension to the course, there is a complimentary, optional Category 1 activity worth 40 QI&CPD Points. Throughout the Hot Topics course, there are discussions about the latest clinical evidence, how this evidence may vary from current practice, what changes this might necessitate in updating patient care and Quality Improvement ideas that you can look at in your practice. Participants will have a choice of 4 clinical audits:

    - Anti-platelets

    - Measles

    - Frailty (from 2018 course)

    - Eating Disorders (from 2018 course)