Delivered by experts in the field, the three-part Professional Diploma program in Chronic Disease & Conditions equips medical practitioners with the skills to prevent, treat and manage some of the most common chronic illnesses seen in primary care.
It is estimated that over 58 per cent of patients presenting to general practice in Australia have at least one chronic condition. As a first point of contact and having built a trusted rapport with patients, GPs are ideally positioned to provide support for those with chronic health issues and comorbidities.
In this online program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the management of chronic disease and conditions (including of the heart, lung, gastrointestinal system, kidney, thyroid and eyes; gender-specific chronic health issues; hepatitis; obesity; diabetes; Parkinson's; osteoarthritis; and more) to better support your patients and reduce the impact of comorbidities. Learn how to work as part of a team-based management plan that involves efficient coordination between healthcare providers, patients and their families, to improve your patients' overall health and quality of life.
Gain an understanding of chronic conditions and illnesses commonly encountered in primary care to improve patient outcomes.
Develop comprehensive knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis and ongoing GP management of chronic illnesses.
Achieve subspecialist knowledge in the management of chronic diseases in primary care, including clinical case submissions.
This Primary Certificate course allows you to gain an insight into the HealthCert Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management program by exploring one of the most prevalent topics in the field.
This short course provides a direct credit into the Nutrition pathway.
The courses are suitable for physicians and degree-qualified medical professionals.
Advanced Certificate of Medicinal Cannabis
Professional Diploma of Medicinal Cannabis
A/Prof Norman Eizenberg
MBBS, FRACS (Hon.) Clinical Academic Lead (Back to Base Days) Melbourne Clinical School, The University of Notre Dame. Honorary Principal Fellow Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne
A/Professor Norman Eizenberg has taught anatomy to medical students (at Melbourne and Monash Universities) and surgical trainees for more than 40 years. His main areas of research and scholarship are in medical education (including student learning of anatomy) and in anatomical variations (including their surgical implications). He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship Degree (in 2016) by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in recognition of “significant work in anatomy and of contributions to the College” and is currently Anatomy Specialty Editor for the ANZ Journal of Surgery.
A/Prof Eizenberg’s biggest role is project leader of a comprehensive, interactive learning platform exploring anatomy from multiple perspectives. So far, ANATOMEDIA has received four national or international awards, including the Australian Publishers Association "Best teaching & learning package in tertiary education" (in 2008). Norman keeps his hand in clinical practice after-hours as a GP. He was a Victorian Australian of the Year Finalist (in 2014) for “outstanding contribution: anatomist, doctor and educationalist”.
Dr Huddy Fuller
Dr Fuller is a General Practitioner who Graduated from the University of Tasmania. Dr Fuller has a background as an exercise physiologist and enjoys bringing this knowledge to General Practice. He is experienced in musculoskeletal medicine and chronic disease. Huddy focuses on an education and shared decision-making approach to general practice.
Dr Alice Lam
General practitioner interested in evidence-based medicine and education for medical professionals and their patients. Dr Lam has 23 years of medical experience in Australia and overseas.
Dr Anoop Jalota
Dr Jalota is a General Practitioner who has special interests in undertaking emergency procedures as well as musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr David Pugh
Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology within the School of Sport and Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales.
Dr Pugh is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology within the School of Sport and Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales. His global research agenda focusses on how regular exercise and physical activity can effectively prevent and treat cardiovascular and metabolic diseases across the lifespan.
Dr Ronnie Bateman
Dr Ronnie Bateman is an Australian-based health professional. Ronnie is trained as a Physiotherapist, Podiatrist (General) and has a practice located in Camberwell. His special interests are foot, ankle and knee.
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save $500 on face-to-face certificate courses (two-day practical workshops) and $300 on online and hybrid certificate courses (one-day practical workshop with supporting online theory). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Early Bird special.
Each of the three levels of this course consists of eight modules which are delivered online and can be viewed and replayed at any time. All courses include:
There is a three-month exam period for the Professional and Advanced Certificates. In order to pass the assessment and progress to the next course, you must complete the assessment within three months of the exam opening date. Exam extensions of up to six months are available on a case by case basis.
Online activities for the Professional and Advanced Certificates include a pre-course activity, responding to interactive case discussions, knowledge- and scenario-based questions, two interactive webinars, and a post-course activity.
Online activities for the Professional Diploma level include a pre-course activity, literature review, responding to interactive case discussions, knowledge- and scenario-based questions, two interactive webinars, and a post-course activity. A clinical audit is also a module of the Professional Diploma designed to demonstrate your application of learning in clinical presentations. The clinical audit is separately accredited.
In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.
HealthCert recommends completion of all requirements at your convenience within three months of the exam opening date for Professional and Advanced Certificates and nine months of the course commencement date for the Professional Diploma.
Upon successful completion of the exam, course participants will receive the respective Certificates of Medicinal Cannabis and below points.
RACGP and ACRRM points pending.
This online three-part program consists of the Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate, and Professional Diploma of Medical Cannabis.
Certified clinical attachments pathway
Course graduates may continue their professional development by completing a clinical attachment, which are available on request. These will be on a 1:1 basis providing the opportunity to observe clinical nutrition consultation, planning and decision-making and ask questions of the expert. Clinical attachments are available in Australia.
Postgraduate pathway for Medical Cannabis
This pathway is suitable for medical practitioners who are mainly interested in clinical academic study. Medical professionals who successfully complete the HealthCert Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Professional Diploma of Women’s Health will be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning