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ACRRM Rural Generalist Foundation Skills online learning courses now available

December 18, 2018

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) has announced the availability of five new online courses that make up the ACRRM Rural Generalist Foundation Skills on ACRRM Online Learning.

The five courses in the series are:

  1. ACRRM RG Foundation Skills: Rural and remote context

The aim of this course is to introduce the key points of difference when working within a rural and remote context compared to an urban environment and to introduce participants to all the other areas covered in the series.

2. ACRRM RG Foundation Skills: Self-care and wellbeing

The aim of this course is to identify sources of workplace stress and burnout for doctors, and to identify strategies and tools for self-care.  The module shares the stories of many doctors’ first experiences of rural training and their coping strategies.

3. ACRRM RG Foundation Skills: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

The aim of this course is to facilitate culturally safe approaches to practice.  It will provide a basic introduction to the social, cultural, historical, economic and political framework that has influenced the current health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and provide some introductory guidance in approaches to effectively caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

4. ACRRM RG Foundation Skills: Population health

In recent years there has been an increasing emphasis both in government policy and amongst medical organisations on using a "population approach" in both the prevention and treatment of illness. So, what is this population approach? What evidence is there that it works? And what does it mean to rural or remote general practitioners? These are some of the questions that this online course aims to answer.

5. ACRRM RG Foundation Skills Digital health

This course aims to consider digital health separately as telehealth and eHealth, where telehealth relates to video consultations and eHealth relates to everything else. The course will review the various platforms available - current and emerging - and consider the various aspects of quality care versus patient safety that each platform offers. Particular attention will be paid to the use of these modalities in the rural and remote context.

The materials in this course were developed in partnership with Queensland Country Practice (QCP), Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service. 

To view all available ACRRM Online Learning (RRMEO) courses click here.

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