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186378 - Orientation to the AOD treatment system

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The orientation to the AOD treatment system e-learning module is designed to improve a medical practitioner’s knowledge and confidence in identifying appropriate treatment options and referral pathways for patients presenting with AOD use concerns. In turn, this will help to improve confidence and willingness in providing an appropriate response/referral to patients with substance use concerns.

Relevance to General Practice

Specialised AOD treatment services provide people with a range of accessible, patient-focused and evidenced based interventions to reduce AOD harms to individuals, families and the community. This includes the provision of comprehensive, specialised and effective multidisciplinary AOD assessment and treatment services in accordance with the National Drug Strategy and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Drug Strategy.
Medical practitioners should maintain a high level of awareness of substance use issues for all patients. The local medical practitioner is often the first point of call for people experiencing harms from AOD use or for those seeking support to address their use.
When a medical practitioner can understand the AOD treatment service system, they can help their patient navigate their way through it and obtain the best standard of care

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes of different alcohol and other drug treatment types in Australia.
  • Identify treatment options for patients presenting with substance use disorder within the Queensland context.
  • Understand the extended role of generalist medical practitioners in managing substance use disorders within a rural and remote context.
  • Understand the activity of governing bodies and their role in safe and competent practice.
  • Identify supports to guide clinical decision making and know when to engage relevant alcohol and other drug specialty services within the sector.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • Barriers to equitable access to quality care are addressed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Addiction medicine
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    186378 - Orientation to the AOD treatment system
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    2 hours
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