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186504 - Continuing Professional Development in AOD

  • : Online

This course provides an opportunity for self-reflection to assist the medical practitioner to plan for their own alcohol and drug practice development. Whether upskilling or specialising, medical practitioners will describe opportunities for ongoing professional development within the speciality and understand the career progression for specialisation in Addiction Medicine.

Relevance to General Practice

There is a high burden of alcohol and other drug-related harm in Australia. Modelled projections of the unmet demand for AOD treatment is conservatively estimated at double that which is currently funded or provided. Equipping medical practitioners with tools to detect and respond to problematic alcohol and drug use is vital to meeting this unmet demand and is a key strategy of the National AOD Workforce Development Strategy 2015-2020.
Keeping up to date with developments in the AOD field is important and there are a gamut of training programs, professional organisations, events and resources to help practitioners stay informed and motivated. By building knowledge and skills in the latest evidence-based approaches, medical practitioners can provide better AOD responses to their local patients and community and improve continuity of care, particularly in regional, rural and remote locations. This package will help to identify starting points for further education

Learning outcomes
  • Review one's own learning needs and formulate a plan for continuing knowledge in the specialty.
  • Describe the process for specialisation in Addiction Medicine and be able to validate the need for workforce development.
  • Identify organisations which promote professional development opportunities in alcohol and other drug practice.
  • Identify evidence-based sources for ongoing continuing development in the alcohol and other drugs sector.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • Current and emerging public health risks are effectively managed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Addiction medicine
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    186504 - Continuing Professional Development in AOD
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    2 hours
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    4 cpd
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