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121430 - Diabetic Retinopathy Assessment: A Training Course for GPs

  • : Online

This course has been developed as part of the national Provision of Eye Health Equipment and Training program. It is an online, self-guided, interactive course which aims to enhance the ability of GPs to accurately detect diabetic retinopathy, interpret retinal photos and appropriately refer patients with diabetic retinopathy detected through retinal photography. In addition, the course will update GPs on non-retinal complications of diabetic retinopathy and other ocular diseases that may be encountered in retinal photographs. 

Cost: $99.00 (free of charge for GPs who provide care where a retinal camera has been delivered through the Provision of Eye Health Equipment and Training program).

Relevance to General Practice

GPs providing primary glycaemic management for a patient with diabetes must interpret retinal images, or arrange for an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist to review the images with a report, in order to claim MBS item numbers 12325 and 12326. The items descriptors require assessment of visual acuity and non-mydriatic retinal photography, including analysis and reporting of the images for presence or absence of diabetic retinopathy. This online course has been developed to enhance the ability of GPs to accurately detect diabetic retinopathy, interpret retinal photos and appropriately refer patients with diabetic retinopathy detected through retinal photography. 

Learning outcomes
  • Utilise MBS item numbers 12325 and 12326 correctly.
  • Identify and grade the lesions of diabetic retinopathy according to evidence based guidelines.
  • Determine urgency of referral of the patient to an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.
  • Identify common non-diabetic ocular co-morbidities in retinal images.
  • Identify the cause of sub-optimal retinal photographs and explain how to rectify common issues.
  • Delivery
    Title
    121430 - Diabetic Retinopathy Assessment: A Training Course for GPs
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    19-Jan-2018
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    2 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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