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

Good Clinical Practice: Lessons from Medical Negligence

Date: Thursday 1st July 6pm

Venue: Online Zoom Webinar

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Cost: $12 Students | $15 Trainees | $19 Professional

This is a 90-minute webinar on medical negligence with a difference: looking at negligence laws with a clinical perspective.

Unlike the usual medicolegal lectures, 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.

We will look at everything from to whom we owe a duty of care, what is the standard of care and how is this established legally, to how causation is proved in law, and what defences can be used to counter claims of negligence. We will also look at when clinical practice is so bad that it engages criminal law and constitutes criminal negligence. All of this is discussed with very interesting landmark cases which contributed to the establishment of these laws.

There will be time allowed for questions. A recording of this seminar will be made available for 7 days after the live event for those who will not be able to attend it live. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of either the live seminar or viewing of the recording.

What is Consent? Function in Clinical Practice vs Requirements in Law

Date: Thursday 15th July 6pm

Venue: Online Zoom Webinar

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Cost: $12 Students | $15 Trainee | $19 Professional

This is a 90-minute medicolegal webinar on looking how the laws affecting Consent in clinical practice.

What is a consent? What constitutes an adequate legal consent? How is this different to what we actually do in our clinical practice. We will explore the legal elements and the functions of a consent. We explore what constitutes an ‘adequate’ consent in the common law, using interesting landmark cases that have established these laws. There will be a discussion on capacity and alternative authorities for consent. We will look at what constitutes a good consent, both legally and medically, whilst navigating the practical issues in obtaining consent in today’s clinical practice.

There will be time allowed for questions at the end. A recording of this seminar will be made available for 7 days after the live event for those who will not be able to attend. A completion certificate will be issued at the conclusion of the live seminar or after viewing of the recording.

Rules of Engagement: Regulations in Medical Advertising & Social Media

Date: Thursday 29th July 6pm

Venue: Online Zoom Webinar

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Cost: $12 Students | $15 Trainees | Professionals

This 90 minute seminar is a must for any AHPRA-regulated health profession who has a public profile, and engages in any form of media, from Instagram, Facebook, print advertising, to media commentary.

Medical Advertising has always been 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.

We have done the hard work in sifting through the legislations and regulations for you, so to find out if you are treading too close to the legal boundaries or unintentionally breaking the law with your social media or advertising, join us for a comprehensive look at the laws in this area.

There will be time allowed for anonymous questions at the end. A recording of this seminar will be made available for 7 days after the live event for those who will not be able to attend. A completion certificate will be issued at the conclusion of the live seminar or after viewing of the recording.

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

Date: TBC

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

Date: TBC

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

Date: TBC

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

Date: TBC

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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