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Activity description

84647 - Mastering the 45-49yr Health Check & the 40-49 Diabetes Risk Assessment

GPS Nursing Pty Ltd

This course covers 2 very important health assessments which could help alleviate the current rising tide of chronic diseases in Australia. The aim of both assessments is to prevent the development of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease by assessing and advising on existing risk factors and ensuring that undiagnosed chronic conditions are not left untreated.

Relevance to General Practice

General Practice is ideally placed to adequately treat, manage and prevent chronic disease in middle-aged people.
The Medicare-funded initiatives of Health Assessments for patients 45-49yrs of age and the Diabetes Risk test for patients 40-49yrs old provide 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 45-49yr Health Check & the 40-49 Diabetes Risk Assessment
  2. Identify Medicare audit requirements for items related to these assessments
  3. Describe how to set up an effective system to recruit and engage patients for these health assessments.

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
  • Quality evidence-based resources are critically analysed and utilised

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

  • Adult health
  • Psychological health
  • Sexual and reproductive health

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Friday 6 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