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Keeping current: Courses

This page displays options for you to grow your professional network in person, such as conferences or participation in Special Interest Group meetings, as well as ways for you to explore contemporary issues in your area of interest (e.g. past conference papers and presentations, etc.). 

FPM: Better Pain Management

The FPM Better Pain Management program has been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. It consists of 12 online education modules each designed to be completed in one hour.

Access the course here.

RANZCOG Endometriosis eLearning Module

Many women with endometriosis require the attention of multidisciplinary teams, and especially for those with chronic pelvic pain, the expertise of a Pain Specialist.

The RANZCOG Endometriosis eLearning Module provides comprehensive coverage of endometriosis symptoms, management, and the whole-person patient care pathway. With an estimated 700,000 or more Australians with endometriosis, and delay from onset to diagnosis of 7 to 12 years, this free resource aims to improve time to diagnosis and effective management for better patient outcomes for all Pain Specialists with an interest in women’s health.

RANZCOG Endometriosis eLearning Module

Australian Pain Society

The Australian Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary organisation with representatives among its members from many medical specialties, as well as physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, general practitioners other health professionals and the basic sciences. It has information on available and relevant courses of study in the area of pain and pain management.

Access information about the courses here.

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre: Effective communication in patient care

New online course: "Effective Communication in Patient Care" developed by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Peter Mac, and University of Melbourne.

Features of the course include evidence-based patient case studies, patient stories and perspectives, interactive theoretical content, discussion boards, videos and animations. Content and activities provide around 40 hours of learning. It includes virtual reality to practice communication skills.

Access the course here.

Access more information about the course here.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Royal Melbourne Hospital's Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management runs courses throughout the year for health professionals.

Courses include:

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Western Health

The Department of Anaesthesia at Western Health has a long history of providing quality clinical education, hands on training and simulation for doctors, nurses and technicians. They offer courses that utilise a combination of presentations, skills training and fully immersive simulation.

Courses include:

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ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.