Immunisation: a training course for GPs
Immunisation: a training course for GPs is an accredited learning activity that has been designed to maintain and further develop general practitioners’ (GPs) knowledge and expertise in immunisation to enable them to competently deliver a high quality and safe immunisation service, by:
- introducing the participant to comprehensive information on the theoretical and practical components of immunisation
- guiding the participant to utilise the relevant resources that support best practice when delivering an immunisation service, and
- assisting the participant to assess their understanding of the relevant information.
This course has been developed specifically for GPs; however, it would be suitable for any medical practitioner wishing to improve their knowledge and expertise regarding immunisation.
Immunisation: a training course for GPs is temporarily unavailable.
Accreditation and continuing professional development
Applications for Immunisation: a training course for GPs are currently in progress for accreditation by the RACGP and The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine for the 2020-22 triennium.
The course requires access to the internet and a current browser. It is recommended to use the most recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer 10 and above. The course can be accessed via desktop, laptop or mobile devices.
The program must be completed within a period of 20 weeks from the date of purchase.
It is estimated the course will take between six and eight hours to complete (excluding predisposing and reinforcing activities).
The predisposing activity must be completed before commencing the course modules. There will be a 24 hour lockout period from the time of submitting the completed predisposing activity. Learners can log out and return to the predisposing activity at any time and it will have saved any progress to date.
The reinforcing activity is presented following the completion of module four. This activity will be available 24 hours after learners have completed this module. Learners can log out and return to the reinforcing activity at any time and it will have saved any progress to date.
The course cost is $550 (GST inc). Secure payment is made by credit card online through BPOINT. This is linked to the registration process.
The following is a course outline and provides details of the topics covered. The program is divided into four modules. Learners need to work through the modules in sequential order to progress through the course.
Module 1 — Immunology and vaccines
Describes the role and importance of vaccination, the types of vaccines on the National Immunisation Program and the components, efficacy and effectiveness of vaccines.
Module 2 — Vaccine preventable diseases and their vaccines
Explains the cause and course of vaccine-preventable diseases and their vaccines. Tuberculosis, rabies and Q fever are discussed in addition to the diseases covered by the National Immunisation Program.
Module 3 — Groups with special immunisation requirements
Identifies specific groups at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases and outlines additional vaccine recommendations for these groups.
Module 4 — Delivering and immunisation service
Identifies the components to ensure safe and effective clinical practice including; consent, vaccine safety, vaccine distribution and storage and documentation.