Self-care for Rural Psychiatrists

September 12th, 2022 (No Comments)

Course Overview The three online learning modules in this course are designed to provide rural and remote psychiatrists with an interactive learning experience to both learn about and practice self-care. Each module contains information, activities and resources to assist you to look after yourself – physically, mentally and emotionally. These modules have been funded by […]

Conducting A Rural Practice Review

September 7th, 2022 (No Comments)

In this module, you will learn about what’s involved in conducting a rural practice review. The module was funded by the Department of Health and Ageing under the Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) sub-program Stream One to support rural dermatologists. The RHCE grant enabled a number of rural dermatologists to visit the practice of another […]

SRSA program launch – Individual CPD grants

February 21st, 2017 (No Comments)

The Commonwealth Department of Health and The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges have launched the Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA) Program to provide grants for rural and remote specialists to access continuing professional development (CPD) activities. Grants of up to $10,000 are given to specialists living and working in regional, rural and […]

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA)

August 1st, 2016 (No Comments)

We would like to officially announce the new rural and remote support program for rural specialists called Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA). The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges have signed a funding agreement to provide new funding for rural specialists to undertake CPD and upskilling. As […]

RANZCR Launches Android App to Guide Imaging Referrals

March 15th, 2016 (No Comments)

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is pleased to announce that the ‘Imaging clinical decision rules (CDRs)’ app is now available on Android devices following the recent launch on iOS. Clinical decision rules (CDRs) help clinicians use evidence-based strategies to classify patients into higher and lower risk categories for a given […]

Telehealth Technology Workshops

January 28th, 2016 (No Comments)

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 […]

Safe Patient Transport

January 28th, 2016 (No Comments)

In 2015, the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM) developed an online learning module to assist medical practitioners develop and implement strategies and protocols for the safe transport of critically ill patients. The aim of the module is to ensure that all specialists involved in the transport of critically ill patients […]

Safer Australian Surgical Teamwork

October 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

Course Overview Research shows that a breakdown in non-technical skills (NTS) frequently contributes to adverse outcomes. The training offered in the SAST workshops addressed these breakdowns, and thereby improved safety in the operating theatre and patient outcomes. This project brought together surgeons, anaesthetists and scrub practitioners for eight one day workshops between 2014 and 2015. […]

Telehealth and Teleophthalmology

August 23rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Course Overview This resource is no longer available as it is now out of date (originally developed in 2014). After completion of this learning module ophthalmologists developed an understanding of: What is teleophthalmology Who is suited to teleophthalmology Why consider teleophthalmology How to become a service provider of teleophthalmology

RANZCR Appropriate Imaging Referrals

July 12th, 2015 (No Comments)

Course Overview Improving the appropriateness of referrals for medical imaging, thereby enhancing the quality of clinical care, is an important issue around the country but is especially important in rural health where there may be more limited resources and increased patient travel time to imaging facilities. Each of the nine clinical modules present the evidence […]