Education and Traning

The Chronic Conditions Strategy Unit (CCSU) and Health Development Branch work closely with multiple internal and external health organisations to provide a range of short courses for health professionals across the Northern Territory.

These courses provide an introduction to the best practice management of varying specialist chronic conditions. All courses can be accessed on the Health Intranet by staff only on the Training Calendar or by contacting the CCSU team.

Courses Available in 2013

 

Course NameContentDurationTarget AudienceMore Information

Diabetes foot short course

The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills in foot care to provide clinical services and promote client self management. The content covers client education to promote observation and daily foot care, early identification and intervention strategies to assist clients to identify changes in their feet that require a referral to podiatrist, diabetic foot screening & care plans and providing  basic treatments such as toenail cutting and paring calluses in clinical settings.

2 days

All Health Professionals working in the clinical setting in the Northern Territory

Diabetic foot flyer (58KB)
Remote foot care onsite trainingThe training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills in foot care to promote client self management and for health professionals to provide improved clinical services. Completion of the training includes SDL module & working with a podiatrist onsite to gain experience and complete the remote foot care competency.Self directedRemote based health professionals working in the clinical setting in the Northern Territory.Remote foot care flyer (58KB)

Preventable chronic disease short course

This introductory course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills to provide clinical services to clients with chronic conditions.

The content of this course includes: Population health and prevention, use of health care clinical systems to improve management of chronic conditions, communication strategies e.g.: brief interventions and sharing health information to promote self management Exploring the ethical approach required to manage chronic conditions.

3 days

All Health Professionals in the Northern Territory

Preventable chronic disease flyer (185KB)

Remote cardiac care short course

This course aims to provide health professionals with skills to undertake a comprehensive systematic approach to prevention, management and treatment of cardiac conditions in a community setting.

The course will examine the current and future trends in population health statistics focusing on cardiac conditions, current best practice to the prevention and early detection using Cardio Vascular Risk assessment tools, best practice management of cardiac disorders based on current Standard Treatment Manuals and care coordination: systematic approach to managing cardiac disorders in a community setting.

1 day

All health professionals in the Northern Territory working in the community setting

Remote cardiac care flyer (217KB)

Respiratory short course

This course includes examination of current public health statistics and issues affecting respiratory health in the NT as well as best practice prevention, management and treatment of common respiratory disorders.

Participants are provided the opportunity to develop sound base of knowledge, skill and understandings in respect of prevention, early detection and management of respiratory conditions in acute and community contexts.

2 days

All Health Professionals in the Northern Territory

Respiratory short course flyer (184KB)

Renal care short course

Participants are provided with a sound introduction to knowledge and skills in the prevention, early detection and management of clients with chronic renal conditions in a community context.

This course combines the renal anaemia educational day, followed by 2 days of renal specific education and 1 day of palliative care education.

3 days

All Health Professionals working with renal patients in the community

Renal short course flyer (184KB)

Renal care short course

Participants are provided with a sound introduction to knowledge and skills in the prevention, early detection and management of clients with chronic renal conditions in a community context, including conservative treatment and dyalsis options of care.

3 days

All Health Professionals in the Northern Territory

Renal Course ASH (208KB)

Breath Easy Walk Easy
short course

The Australian Lung Foundation designed this workshop to provide participants with knowledge and skills to implement Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs in a community setting on an individual or group basis.

Sessions will enhance education of clients and carers to improve coping skills and self management as well as enable active participation in their own health care.

2 days

All Health Professionals, allied Health Professionals and community based workers within remote community health

Breathe easy walk easy flyer (238KB)
Diabetes care in the community short courseTo provide participants a sound introduction to the knowledge, skills and understandings in relation to the prevention, early detection, and management of Diabetes effectively in a community context.3 daysAll health care professionals working within the community setting in the NT.Diabetes care in the community flyer (231KB)