Online learning and professional development
Online education and professional development opportunities for health professionals are available from Alzheimer’s Australia and other accredited providers as featured below. Develop your skills and grow professionally in the area of dementia risk reduction, diagnosis and management.
RACGP Learn Diagnostic Skills with the RACGP – The Timely Diagnosis of Dementia - Earn QI/CPD points from the RACGP by completing the Active Learning Module/e-learning module. Practice program which use current guidelines and provide resources and tools to improve diagnostic and treatment skills.
ThinkGP – ThinkGP Provides ongoing QI/CPD education for general practitioners across Australia. Participate in integrated online and seminar based medical education.
The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) - APNA Online Learning delivers rich, interactive learning in a fully flexible online format, with courses designed specifically for nurses in primary health care and other health professionals. APNA, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Australia Vic has developed the ‘Building a dementia practice in primary care’ (link to relevant section) online learning course for general practice nurses.
Primary Health Networks - Please contact your local Primary Health Network – for training workshops and seminars. For more information visit the Health website.
GP Registrar, Supervisor and Medical Educator Dementia Education Program – coming soon
All Health Professionals
Alzheimer’s Australia state or territory office – please visit your state office webpage for information on the available courses for health professionals/services in your state or territory
Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC) - funded by the Australian Government, the Dementia Training Study Centres aim to improve the quality of care and support provided to people living with dementia and their families. A comprehensive range of e-lectures and e-courses is available.
‘Understanding Dementia’ – From the University of Tasmania, Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. A free 9-week course.
The site offers tailored educational resources to assist with early intervention, as well as patient-focused materials in our Managing Dementia section.