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Allergic Rhinitis

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine

Course Overview

Allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever, is the most common allergic disorder in Australia. It is often under-diagnosed, under-treated and suboptimally self-treated. It is vital that pharmacists and healthcare professionals have an understanding of allergic rhinitis and the best-practice treatment options available, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.


  • What is allergic rhinitis?
  • What are the treatment options for allergic rhinitis?
  • Is there a link between allergic rhinitis treatment and asthma management?


The purpose of this course is to update and expand your knowledge of the management of allergic rhinitis to improve patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Able to recognise the symptoms and identify possible triggers of allergic rhinitis.
  • Explain that effective treatment for allergic rhinitis is an important part of asthma management.
  • Provide education and information to patients regarding the management options for allergic rhinitis.

Target Audience

Pharmacists and healthcare professionals who prescribe, dispense and administer medications for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.


Jenny Gowan

Jenny is a practicing pharmacist, a Teaching Associate at Monash University and Clinical Associate at RMIT university . She is a current member of the PSA Branch committee, Editorial Board Member of AUS-DI (Drug information), Guidelines Committee for the National Asthma Council Australian Asthma Handbook, and RACGP Silver book for Aged Care . Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist, and conducts her own company focussing on medication reviews in the home and Aged Care Facilities as well as Quality Use of Medicine consultancy. She works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. Jenny has published over 380 educational articles and presents hundreds of talks annually. In 2010 Jenny received the Sanofi-Aventis award by the University of Sydney, in 2013, PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year and 2016 Jenny was the AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year.

Allergic Rhinitis
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Allergy, Asthma and or COPD
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points
54 minutes of CPD
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