Education and professional development

We offer a number of education and training opportunities for treating medical practitioners and their practice staff.

Online Courses

ReturnToWorkGP

ReturnToWorkGP is a free online course designed to provide you with the skills, tools and knowledge to help guide and progress your patients' recovery and return to work.

Developed by ReturnToWorkSA in partnership with GPEx, the course teaches:

  • the health benefits of work
  • how GPs can help their patients return to work
  • how to navigate the Return to Work scheme.

This is a free, two-hour online course, which is CPD accredited with the following organisations in the 2023-2025 triennium:

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP):

  • Educational Activities: 1 hour
  • Reviewing Performance: 1 hour
  • Total: 2 hours

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM):

  • Accreditation for the new triennium is pending.

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Opioids and Your Patient

Opioids and Your Patient is a free online course designed to provide you with the skills, tools and knowledge to help maximise patient benefits and minimise the potential harms associated with opioids. Supported by ReturnToWorkSA and developed by ReachForTheFacts in collaboration with industry experts, the course includes:

  • opioids and the dangers of use
  • when and how to prescribe
  • monitoring and review
  • de-prescribing prescription opioids.

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Upcoming Events

May 2024

Psychological Claims Management

2 May

Gain valuable insights into the ramifications of psychiatric injuries, as well as effective strategies for aiding recovery, pinpointing suitable duties. Experience a multidisciplinary approach to Managing Work-Related Psychological Injuries with insights from:

  • Dr. James Hundertmark, Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Zen Yap, Occupational Physician - Medical Advisor, ReturnToWorkSA
  • Pat Hosking - Psychologist

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Musculoskeletal Injuries: Knee and Shoulder Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery

11 May

Participate in a free dynamic workshop tailored for general practitioners, physiotherapists, and allied health experts.

Enhance your expertise in evaluating, promptly identifying, and intervening in workplace musculoskeletal injuries, while mastering strategies for their efficient management.

Presented by:

  • Dr Karthik Badrinath, Sport and Exercise Physician - Medical Advisor, ReturnToWorkSA
  • Cassandra ZainaPhysiotherapy Advisor, ReturnToWorkSA
  • Chris CasieroExercise Physiologist Advisor, ReturnToWorkSA

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June 2024

Effective pain management of work-injured patients using a multidisciplinary approach

11 June

Discover effective pain management of work injured patients using a multidisciplinary approach. With 1 in 5 Australians affected by chronic pain, understanding its impact on both personal and professional life is essential. Explore how to assess and treat injured workers using a holistic biopsychosocial and multidisciplinary approach, leading to improved outcomes.

Presented by:

  • Dr Tuan VoOccupational & Pain Physician

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Medico-legal responsibilities in work injuries

27 June

Join us for an engaging workshop designed for healthcare professionals with essential insights into their crucial role within the workers' compensation system. Gain valuable understanding and equip yourself with the necessary tools to effectively navigate the medico-legal landscape.

Presented by:

  • Dr Zen YapOccupational Physician - Medical Advisor, ReturnToWorkSA
  • Tracey Kerrigan, Medico-legal Lawyer

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Education at your clinic

Our work injury management modules include strategies and discussion points that are applicable to all patients, not just work injured. All modules include considerations for certifying capacity. These sessions are delivered by our Medical Advisors- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site at your practice for your convenience.

Topics available include:

  • working with work injured patients
  • managing persistent pain
  • managing acute lower back injury and pain
  • the role of allied health in patient education.

Want to more information?

To learn more about our education offerings, including to arrange a session, please contact us on (08) 8238 5757 or email us at - external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external s- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site- external site