The Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures will allow you to consolidate your procedural knowledge and teach you the most advanced clinic-based procedures. The certificate course consists of three Advanced Workshops covering highly sought-after services in primary care: Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections, Non-Scalpel Vasectomy and Intrauterine Procedures.
Each Advanced Workshop can be completed individually or as part of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures course.
This course is for general practitioners only. The pre-requisite for this Advanced Certificate course is the successful completion of the Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures and previous practical experience in clinical procedures. Doctors who wish to receive a HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures must complete all three Advanced Workshops: Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections, Non-Scalpel Vasectomy and Intrauterine Procedures.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Professionally accredited qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience. This email should contain information about your education history and work experience that specifically pertain to the content and procedures covered in the Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures. Please include any applicable certificates and course outlines from previous education. The relevant Course Chair will make a determination on your application within three working days.
This course is designed for medical practitioners who wish to build on the knowledge gained from the Professional Certificate of Clinical Procedures course. There will be a greater focus on more advanced cases in Clinical Procedures with the use of simulated models.
The theory and practical sessions cover:
Course participants will:
This workshop can be completed individually or as stage 1 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.
|6:00pm - 6:30pm||Registration|
|6:30pm - 7:30pm||Theory||Principles
Efficacy and Costing
|7:30pm - 7:45pm||Break|
|7:45pm - 9:45pm||Practical||
|10:00am – 10:30am||Registration|
|10:30am – 12:00pm||Session 1||Introduction to non-scalpel vasectomy, including anatomy|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm – 2:30pm||Session 2||Practical session on simulated models (Part 1)|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:00pm – 4:30pm||Session 3||Practical session on simulated models (Part 2) and case discussions|
This workshop can be completed individually or as stage 3 of the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures.
|8:15am - 8:30am||Registration|
|8:30am – 10:00am||Session 1||IUS fitting and removal
|10:00am – 10:30am||Morning Tea|
|10:30am – 12:00pm||Session 2||Copper IUD and IUS practical session on simulated models and devices including bimanual techniques (Part 1)|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm – 2:30pm||Session 3||IUS practical session on simulated models and devices including bimanual techniques (Part 2) and case discussions|
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Session 4||Case discussions (Part 2) and counselling of patients requesting IUS|
Dr Gerard Ahern
Dr Gerard Ahern is a clinical anatomist teaching at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and specialist levels at multiple universities and specialist colleges. Gerard is Final Year & GP Coordinator, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Anatomist (University of Notre Dame), Honorary Senior Fellow in Anatomy (University of Melbourne), Member Board of Examiners (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists), Honorary Associate Professor (Oceania University), Tutor and Lecturer (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) and co-author of the best-selling book 'General Anatomy'. He has also co-authored many electronic programs on various areas of medicine.
Dr Raj Selvarajan
MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCGP, FRACGP
Course Chair and Scalpel Free Vasectomist
General Practitioner at Narangba Doctors, Queensland
Dr Raj Selvarajan undertook postgraduate education in the UK. He is trained in specialised surgical fields including plastic surgery and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners of UK. Specialising in no-scalpel vasectomies, Raj runs three Scalpel Free Vasectomy clinics in various locations and has performed more than 2,500 no-scalpel vasectomies both in the UK and in Australia.
His interests include skin cancer management, cosmetic skin lesion removals and anti-ageing cosmetic injectables. As part of his professional development, Raj is undertaking a Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) with The University of Queensland. He is experienced in the management of diabetes, chronic heart disease, prostate cancer and joint problems including rheumatological conditions.
Dr Nelum Dharmapriya
MBChB(UK), MRCP, FRACGP
General Practitioner at Narangba Doctors, Queensland
Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UK (DRCOG) 2000
Diploma of Family planning and Sexual Health Medicine, UK (DFFP) 2003
Obtained Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques by FFPRHC, 2003
Dr Nelum Dharmapriya was born in Sri Lanka. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen, UK, in 1995 and was a partner at Heaton Norris Medical Centre in Stockport, UK, for seven years. Nelum arrived in Australia in 2009 and established Narangba Doctors in 2012. She is married with two teenage boys and loves to spend time outdoors – running, cycling, travelling and reading.
Regular Tuition Fee
Different payment options available.
Early Bird Rate
Register 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
$925 x 4
Defer your payments over several months.
FEES INCLUDE: The fees include the Advanced Workshops in Joint Puncture and Soft Tissue Injections, Non-Scalpel Vasectomy and Intrauterine Procedures.
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a recognised pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised Australian training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship of $300.
The Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures is designed as a face-to-face course supported by online materials. There are three advanced workshops and an online anatomy presentation that reviews and summarises the advanced anatomy needed for all three workshops. Course learning materials will be available for a minimum of 15 weeks. There will be pre-reading activities, an intensive weekend program with expert demonstrations and practical hands-on activities, online materials and further readings, individual assessment tasks and online assessment.
In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes online examination questions after each workshop and the online anatomy presentation.
The examination questions are both knowledge- and application-based questions which are equally weighted. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone; knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course. The pass mark for online examinations is 80 percent.
HealthCert recommends completion of the assessment at your convenience within three months of the completion of the course (or enrolling in the online course).
Upon successful completion of all three Advanced Workshops, participants will receive the Advanced Certificate of Clinical Procedures and RACGP 80 Category 1 QI&CPD points + 8 Category 2 CPD points. ACRRM points application pending.
This advanced certificate:
Certified Clinical Attachments Pathway
Clinical attachments are optional and available on a 1:1 basis. These provide the opportunity to observe clinical procedures and ask questions of the expert performing the procedures. The procedures include, but are not limited to, non-scalpel vasectomy and IUCD insertion and removal.
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