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181156 - Avant eLearning module: Prescribing Principles and Practices

  • : Online

This interactive eLearning course utilises scenario based videos, further reading and reflection activities to cover core concepts. Comprehension will be assessed with multi-choice questions. Feedback and evaluation will be done via a survey that participants will be asked to complete at the end of the presentation.

Relevance to General Practice

There are many topical subjects surrounding the prescribing practices of Australian doctors. One example of this reported recently in the press is that more people are dying from abusing prescription drugs, which are being misused at historic rates and increasingly for recreational purposes. These drugs are often being accessed through ‘Dr Shopping’ type practices with patients visiting multiple medical practitioners. Another issue is the dangers of polypharmacy, associated with the prescription of too many or unnecessary medicines. These two examples highlight the clarification needed to ensure practitioners and patients are aware of the issues, their rights and responsibilities. These issues among others are discussed within this course

Learning outcomes
  • Explain the medicolegal risks associated with prescribing.
  • Describe risk mitigation strategies when prescribing.
  • Develop effective strategies when dealing with ‘doctor shoppers’.
  • Outline ways to minimise risk of poor prescribing by adhering to quality use of medicines principles.
  • Implement a prescribing risk management protocol in your practice based on this module
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Appropriate mode of care delivery to suit the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

    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
    • Care of older people
    • Children and young people health
    • Individuals with disabilities
    • Men's health
    • Pregnancy care
    • Residential care
    • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
    • Women's health
    181156 - Avant eLearning module: Prescribing Principles and Practices
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