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Activity description

160506 - How to Treat quiz: Exercise as medicine

Australian Doctor Group

How to Treat quiz: Exercise as medicine

Relevance to General Practice

Physical inactivity has an array of harmful health effects and has been described as the major public health problem of our time. There is a linear relationship between physical activity and health status, with those maintaining an active lifestyle generally being healthier and living longer. Increasing physical activity has the potential to prevent and/or treat most of the major diseases of modern society, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and depression.

Learning outcomes

  1. On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to list the recommendations for exercise in the various age groups.
  2. On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to identify the patient and practitioner barriers to implementing and prescribing physical activity
  3. On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to list the health benefits conferred by exercise.
  4. On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to implement strategies into practice to assist patients to increase their physical activity.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine

Session summary

Date

Friday 21 Jun 2019 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time

URL

https://www.ausdoc.com.au/how-treat/exercise-medicine

Delivery

E-learning

Hours

1

Attendees

All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs

For more information contact...

Claire Berman
T: 0284840749
E: claire.berman@adg.com.au