Non-Clinical Courses

‘The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.’ ~ Brian Herbert

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Practising Good Medicine: How to Avoid Medical Negligence

This is a 2-part workshop on medical negligence. Unlike the usual medicolegal seminars, where avoidance of litigation and defensive medicine is discussed, we are going to explore this topic from a clinician’s point of view, and how the practice of Good Medicine is naturally a preventive measure of possible litigations. CLICK HERE TO FIND AVAILABLE SESSIONS.

Consents are about Patients: Understanding the Ethicolegal Principles of Consents

What is a consent? What are the legal implications of a consent? This 2-part seminar will explore the elements of a medical consent, looking at the functions of a consent. We explore the elements of an ‘adequate’ consent in the common law, navigating the practical issues in obtaining consent in today’s clinical practice.

Medical Advertising Regulations: a Collision of Medical Ethics and the Market

Medical Advertising has always been a controversial since mid last century. This seminar looks at the legislations and regulations associated with Medical Advertising to ensure that your social media and marketing contents are not breaking the law. The Australian legal framework for medical advertising is a lot more stringent than many other countries, and attempts to work around the ethical issues of commercialisation of medicine.

Clinical Documentation: The Who, What, When, Why and How

As doctors, we have all been guilty of sloppy clinical documentation. It is an area that has never been well-taught in Medical School, and it is often not given the time and effort reflective of its importance in clinical practice. Documentation is the crux of medicolegal defence, but that is not its true function. The main purpose of documentation should not be about the lawyers; it should be about ensuring clinical safety. This seminar covers not only what is good documentation, why it is important, who can access it, when should it be done and how can we do it so that it does not impede our clinical efficiency.

The Anatomy of a Patient Complaint

Handling patient complaints can be stressful, hurtful, frustrating and demoralising. This 2-part series looks at both written and verbal complaints. We dissect the components of the different complaint types, we examine the personalities behind these complaints, and we delve into the real causes that led to them. This workshop will also cover how to construct a response, providing you with a practical framework.

Finding My Resilience

This is a 2-hour workshop targeted at medical students and junior doctors about resilience. In this workshop, we look at the types of resilience, and explore ways to find them and develop them. We work on building up your overall resilience, not just in your career, but in your life and ways in which you can utilise your strengths, as well as compensate for your weaknesses. You will learn about yourself and discover your limitations in this workshop, and gain practical tools to use when the need arises.

The Business of Skin Cancer Surgery

This is a comprehensive 1-hour seminar on everything a skin cancer practice should know, from appropriate use of medicare item numbers, consultations and procedural consents, follow-up protocols, to medicolegal pitfalls. This seminar is targetted at both GP-specialists and non-GP specialists, to help you establish an efficient and safe skin cancer practice.

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