Two new free eLearning modules launched

Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC), in conjunction with One Disease and the Northern Territory (NT) Centre for Disease Control’s (CDC) Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Unit (SHBBVU) has launched two new free eLearning modules, Managing Scabies and Crusted Scabies, and Sexual Health respectively.

With the addition of the two new eLearning modules, the RAHC Introduction to Remote Health Practice Program (online) now comprises 15 free eLearning modules designed specifically for Health Professionals (HPs) working in remote Indigenous communities in the NT. The eLearning modules are available to any interested health professional and are endorsed with a range of professional organisations for continuing professional development purposes.

Managing Scabies and Crusted Scabies

RAHC and One Disease developed Module 14 which addresses the need for HPs to recognise the signs and symptoms of scabies, crusted scabies and skin sores, to know the mite and the epidemiology of scabies, and to understand best-practice treatment and management. The module aims to assist the HP to become better acquainted with the diagnosis and treatment options for scabies and crusted scabies.

Sexual Health in a Primary Health Care Setting

RAHC and the NT CDC SHBBVU developed Module 15 which addresses the need for sexual health training and information to introduce HPs to sexual healthcare services, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) in sexual health. The module aims to enable the health professional to broaden their understanding of testing and management of STIs and BBVs and to improve the quality of sexual health service delivery in a primary healthcare setting.

The RAHC Introduction to Remote Health Practice Program (online) suite enables HPs to access free online learning that is also eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as determined by each respective college. For more information on all of RAHC’s eLearning modules visit www.rahc.com.au/eLearning and register.

Monday, 8 September 2014