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180797 - GP Pathway

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This activity aims to provide Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) with an overview of the Australian health care system as it applies to general practice.

Relevance to General Practice

Specialist international medical graduates require an understanding of the context of Australian general practice including key agencies of the Australian healthcare system, Australian GP education requirements and the RACGP curriculum for Australian general practice. Knowledge of practical aspects of Australian general practice such as referrals, prescribing and medico-legal responsibilities is also required.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise the need for, and the role of the GP in a systematic approach to patient safety in general practice.
  • Describe key elements of the Australian healthcare system
  • Explain the fundamental principles of how general practices operate and how standards are set and maintained to ensure high-quality patient care
  • Discuss the educational requirements related to training towards specialist recognition and to working in general practice
  • Discuss the medico-legal aspects of care in Australian general practice
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Complaints and concerns are managed effectively

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Rational prescribing and medication monitoring is undertaken

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The health needs of individuals are balanced with the health needs of the community through effective utilisation of resources

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Medico-legal requirements are integrated into accurate documentation

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    180797 - GP Pathway
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    2 hrs
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    CPD Points
    4 cpd
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