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Morgan Liotta


8/01/2020 3:50:16 PM

The RACGP has launched its new version of gplearning, offering 85 activities for the 2020–22 triennium.

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The new look gplearning 2020 site includes a number of teaching and learning activities.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities for the 2020–22 triennium are now available to members on the new gplearning 2020 platform.
 
Content for the 2017–19 triennium is still available for completion, but not enrolment, on the current platform.
 
GPs can obtain CPD Program points for the 2020–22 triennium through completion of gplearning modules and activities, which are designed to help maintain and improve professional knowledge and skills.
 
New activities for the 2020–22 triennium include:

  • Adult preventive care: Applying the RACGP Red Book every day
  • Advances in epilepsy management
  • Autism spectrum disorder: Screening, diagnosis and intervention
  • Common musculoskeletal injuries in general practice multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • Dealing with difficulties: Performance issues 
A number of feedback, assessment and evaluation courses are also on offer, including direct observation, planning and evaluating teaching, and giving and receiving feedback. Teaching and learning courses comprise the principles of adult learning and teaching in the clinical setting.
 
The menstrual disorders and travel health MCQs have been revamped from the old versions.
 
Dr Judith Culliver, RACGP Senior Medical Advisor believes the updated gplearning platform will boost users’ experience and learning.
 
‘The new site is more stable and accessible on various devices, which means that GPs will be able to access their educational activities more easily with less risk of losing work that has been done,’ she told newsGP.
 
‘There is also the potential for the development of different types of educational activities such as webinars and videos ... catering to more people with different learning preferences.’
 
Some activities on the new site are carried over from the previous platform, such as the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP) clinical challenge and check program.
 
New activities are continuously being developed for gplearning with the help of GPs, Dr Culliver said.
 
‘Whenever a new activity is developed, there is a process of writing and review that involves GPs and experts on the particular subject matter of the activity. 
 
‘I think it’s great that it can be expanded beyond online activities to include other options for CPD in the future.’ 
 
As of 1 January 2020, GPs can no longer access or claim CPD points for incomplete activities in gplearning.
 
From 8 January, the current gplearning URL will be redirected to the new gplearning 2020 site. Access to the previous gplearning LMS user view will no longer be available.
 
For further information contact gplearning@racgp.org.au
 
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