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Activity description

84642 - Mastering the 75yr+ Health Assessment

GPS Nursing Pty Ltd

Learn how to master the most popular health assessment in Australia. With our current aging population, this health check ensures patients are being supported to live at home while maintaining the highest quality of life possible by ensuring adequate access to available health and community services.

Relevance to General Practice

It has been well established by evidence that Australia has an aging population and General Practice is increasingly faced with the responsibility to adequately treat, manage and prevent adverse outcomes in older people.
The Medicare-funded initiative of Health Assessments for patients over 75 years of age provides a vehicle for structured preventative care in this area, but the uptake of the initiative could be improved Nationally.
General Practitioners have identified a need for practical training and resources to assist with implementation of this initiative in practice. This course aims to address this need.

Learning outcomes

  1. List the most important components of the 75 years and over Health Assessment.
  2. Identify key Medicare audit requirements for items related to this assessment.
  3. Describe how to set up an effective practice system to recruit and engage patients for this health assessment.

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
  • Relevant data is clearly documented, securely stored and appropriately shared for quality improvement

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Care of older people
  • Psychological health

Session summary


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

This activity is readily available at any time







All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Magali De Castro
T: 0432527973