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Activity description

75288 - Avant webinar: Digital Doctor - Using social media to improve your practice and patient outcomes

Avant Insurance Limited

This Webinar aims to provide participants with information on the benefits and risks of social media in clinical practice for both patients and medical practitioners.

Relevance to General Practice

Social media is becoming more and more utilised by hospitals, practices, and medical professionals as a way to educate, collaborate, and market health information. As more members of the medical profession are embracing social media for sharing medical information and providing patient care, there is a greater need to understand its risks, benefits, and how it can be best leveraged to benefit both the clinician and patients.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the current environment of social media use in medicine
  2. Identify the potential benefits and risks in integrating social media into medicine
  3. Describe how social media sites like Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged in your medical practice
  4. Apply strategies to reduce risks associated with social media in the practice environment

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Medico-legal requirements are integrated into accurate documentation

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Children and young people health
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Men's health
  • Pregnancy care
  • Refugee and asylum seeker health
  • Residential care
  • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
  • Women's health

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 5:00pm

This activity is readily available at any time








Only available to members

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Ruth Crampton
T: 03 90265969