Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs is comprehensive foundational eating disorder training developed specifically for GPs. The training provides GPs with the key information needed to provide best practice care for patients with eating disorders.

The training will equip GPs with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, identify and assess eating disorders, provide medical treatment, lead the multidisciplinary team, manage MBS items and provide ongoing recovery support.

This four-hour, self-paced and interactive online training includes practical real-life scenarios and activities, videos from leaders in the field and people with a lived experience of an eating disorder, up to date resources and a formal assessment.

   

The Modules

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs includes five modules which align with the NEDC Workforce Core Competencies and the stepped system of care for eating disorders. The five modules will cover:

Module 1: Key Features for Early Identification
Module 1 will equip GPs with an understanding of eating disorders including the clinical features, prevalence and impact, risk factors and warning signs.

Module 2: Initial Response
Module 2 will provide GPs with the information and skills needed to complete screening for eating disorders, conduct a comprehensive eating disorder assessment, provide an opinion on diagnosis and understand treatment pathways under the Medicare Benefits Schedule including Eating Disorder Plans.

Module 3: Shared Care
Module 3 will equip GPs with the knowledge needed to refer a patient experiencing an eating disorder to appropriate services, understand the stepped system of care for eating disorders, coordinate the multidisciplinary team, manage MBS items and engage families and supports.

Module 4: Medical Treatment
Module 4 will provide GPs with the information needed to provide necessary treatment and support to a patient with an eating disorder including medical care, and nutrition and mental health support.

Module 5: Recovery Support
Module 5 will equip GPs with the knowledge and skills to provide ongoing support to a patient experiencing an eating disorder across the course of illness.


Accreditation and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points), the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) as Mental Health CPD and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) under the Professional Development Program.


Accessing the Training

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs will be available free of charge to all NEDC members from Thursday 17th June 2021.

Log in to NEDC or become a member of NEDC to have access to the training when it becomes available. Membership with NEDC is free.

 

Virtual Launch Event

NEDC invites you to attend the virtual launch of

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs

Date: Thursday 17th June 2021

Time: 5.30-6.30pm AEST (Melbourne/Sydney time)

Cost: Free of charge

NEDC National Director Dr Beth Shelton will introduce Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs, with the Hon David Coleman MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, GP Dr Jennifer Conway, and people with lived experience of an eating disorder. Clinical Resource Project Coordinator Emily Hardman will demonstrate how the interactive eLearning modules work to provide GPs with the key information needed to improve treatment outcomes through early detection, intervention, and best practice care. There will be a live Q&A session.

For more information about the virtual launch event, click here

Register here for the event

 

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