RCPA Resources

Telehealth Technology Workshops

In 2015, a consortium of specialist medical colleges, led by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and including the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), and the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD), delivered workshops at Port Macquarie and Hobart on telehealth.

Each workshop provided ‘hands on’ opportunities for specialists to explore telehealth technologies and to learn from their peers. The workshops were delivered in two parts:
1. Presentations from specialists on how they use telehealth
2. A demonstration of the various technologies and an opportunity to experiment with them.

The featured technologies included videoconferencing setups, imaging software, cameras, 3D printers and more.

Experimenting with these technologies was deemed to be an important step in increasing specialists’ confidence and excitement about telehealth.

Video presentations and links to resources can be found here.



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Incident Monitoring – The KIMMS Program

Course Overview

The RCPA KIMMS QAP aims to monitor the pre- and post-analytical phase of the laboratory quality systems thus extending measurement of quality to the entire quality system. The KIMMS program has been designed to provide pathology practices with the tools for continuous measurement and monitoring of key incident quality indicators. KIMMS is similar to other external quality assurance programs with one major difference, there are no samples to test. Only incident data is submitted quarterly, every year and reports issued.

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Transfusion Compatibility Report

Course Overview

The primary objective of the RCPAQAP Transfusion program is to improve the standards of performance in blood transfusion in laboratories. RCPAQAP programs provide an essential critical component for assessment of overall quality systems in blood group serology laboratories. Participating in these programs ensures laboratories have a platform for continuous improvement of their systems.

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RCPA also recommends the following resources for Fellows

Intercultural Learning

Course Overview

Cultural competency and safety eLearning activities provide professional development in intercultural skills using examples from a range of cultures within Australia. The modules provide information on recognising one’s own and other people’s cultural expectations; intercultural communication; the links among values, beliefs and behaviours; and strategic skills for cultural adaptation. There is also a range of activities to promote self-reflection regarding the impact of cultural issues on medical practice. Read more.



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Indigenous Health

Course Overview

This series of podcasts focuses on providing resources to Australian rural and regional Fellows, trainees and international medical graduate specialists, though the principles discussed also would usually apply in urban practice. The underlying importance of respect applies to all cross-cultural interactions. For further information please visit the College website .

This project has been funded by the Department of Health under the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE) Stream One, which is managed by the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is solely responsible for the content of, and views expressed in any material associated with this project.
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Management Essentials

Course Overview

This course was designed and developed as a result of grant provided by the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE) Stream One.

The course was originally developed as a means for continuing professional development of rural specialist medical practitioners. However, it was recognised early on as an important educational resource for trainees of the College, as well as for the continuing professional development of non-rural fellows and educational affiliates. As a result, the course was made available to all College members, on the Learning Management System (LMS) of the RANZCR Learning Portal.

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Communications Essentials

Course Overview

This course was designed and developed as a result of grant provided by the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE) Stream One.

The course was originally developed as a means for continuing professional development of rural specialist medical practitioners. However, it was recognised early on as an important educational resource for trainees of the College, as well as for the continuing professional development of non-rural fellows and educational affiliates. As a result, the course was made available to all College members, on the Learning Management System (LMS) of the RANZCR Learning Portal.

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