The GP Update is a course run by GPs for GPs, focusing on several clinical areas and the latest guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of common conditions and disease states presented in general practice. The program collates the latest issues, literature, research and best-practice guidelines, interprets these for real life general practice, and helps you keep up to date with all current topics pertinent to primary care. The program follows a lecture-style approach with humour and visual cues to help get the messages across and keep you listening (and learning!) throughout the course.
The program is targeted to medical professionals working in general practice who do not have time to read all medical journals and attend various general practice education events but would like to keep up with current issues, implement new ideas into their practice, and continue to provide safe and effective patient care through training. Participants include general practitioners, general practice supervisors, general practice medical educators, overseas trained doctors, general practice registrars, medical students on placement in general practice, and general practice nurses and nurse practitioners.
no pharma sponsorship
The GP Update is the only program of its type to be completely free
from pharmaceutical company sponsorship. Participants can be
reassured that there will be no biasing of the information presented.
Participants will be presented with the most recent information on the diagnosis and treatment in general practice and receive access to the most contemporary, evidence-based literature and research in general practice. Topics covered in the program include:
Women’s health toolkit
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Ageing and wellness
|8:00am - 9:00am||Registration|
|9:00am - 9:05am||Welcome and Introduction|
|9:05am - 10:30am||Session 1||Women’s Health Toolkit|
|10:30am - 11:00am||Morning Tea|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||Session 2||Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease|
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm - 3:00pm||Session 3||Ageing and Wellness|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:30pm - 5:00pm||Session 4||Afternoon Clinic
A range of common General Practice presentations illustrating how the latest evidence can impact our daily practice.
THE GP UPDATE HANDBOOK
Delegates will receive a 250 page GP Update Handbook covering the results of the most important research over the last ﬁve years – an extremely useful reference which deals with more subjects more extensively than is possible in the online program.
The Handbook represents a valuable resource document for current needs, self-study and future reference.
Being mindful of time-poor GPs, the book is structured in such a way that you can easily see the important points without having to read the whole text.
Feedback on the Handbook includes:
“Full of tips I can start putting into practice immediately.”
“I am very impressed - superb
“A real 'bible'. A great resource to keep on
“A very good summary - quick to read. Stuff that is directly relevant to everyday practice.”
"Excellent, thorough, relevant. Handbook will be a great resource."
Dr Rockley Boothroyd graduated from The University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 1988. After two years at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Rockley entered general practice training and gained his FRACGP in 1994. He has worked with his wife in a general practice in suburban Brisbane for 26 years, caring for families across generations. His special interests include skin cancer, psychotherapy and palliative care.
Rockley’s academic interests have spanned from teaching medical students and examining for the RACGP, to being a vocal member of a local Evidence-Based Medicine Group. Outside of work he pursues a number of hobbies interspersed with soul-recharging time in the wilderness, both on the ocean and in the mountains.
REGULAR TUITION FEE
Full payment on the day of registration
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship of $50 for the online course.
Certification and Accreditation
The program is delivered online.
The online program, which always contains the current GP Update video recordings and the previous year’s content, is delivered in video lectures which you can replay anytime. Upon registration, you will gain access to the 2018 and 2019 video contents immediately, and will receive the printed version of the 2019 GP Update Handbook.
In the online program, participants can enjoy the flexibility to study at their own pace, in their own time, within their home or office, and on their favourite mobile device. The modules are set up in such a way that participants are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video lectures at their convenience. With no travel, accommodation or out-of-office expenses incurred, participants can build critical skills and tailor their career while working in a busy practice or raising a family.
Upon successful completion of the course, course participants will receive a certificate of attendance and 12 RACGP Category 2 CPD points.
RACGP: 12 Category 2 QI&CPD points
40 Category 1 points*
ACRRM: 6 PRPD points or 30 PRPD points*
*If optional clinical audit completed.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org once you have completed the online program so that we can send you an electronic certificate of completion and upload the relevant CPD points on your behalf.
Optional Clinical Audits
Participants have also the option to receive 40 RACGP Category 1 points by completing an optional clinical audit on:
- Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation (2016)
- Assessment of Fracture and Osteoporosis Risk in General Practice (2017)
Attendees of the GP Update course have access to a Clinical Audit template which provides all the information and documentation required to complete a clinical audit. The activity is to be completed in your own time after the completion of the GP Update course and is to be submitted via the HealthCert online eLearning system.