Your learning units are allocated based on your results from the ICSA, your previous experience, your reflections and your practice.
Everyone in the PEP will complete the Core units. Due to the number of learning outcomes and amount of content, the first unit is in four parts.
* Core skills unit:
- The Australian healthcare system and context of Australian general practice
- Ethics and legalities of practice in Australia
- Safety (patient, personal and practice)
- Emergencies in practice
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
* Doctor’s health
* Clinical skills in the general practice context
* Communication and consulting skills – Part 1
* Communication and consulting skills – Part 2
If you work in rural or remote areas, you may also need to complete:
* Rural health
You will receive feedback on some (but not all) of the tasks in the units.
In subsequent terms, you will complete the learning units specified in your Learning Program as agreed with you. These will be allocated to you, but you will have the opportunity to substitute your allocated units for other units that you consider are more appropriate for you following a discussion with a medical educator when you start the program. Other units will be recommended, which means you might find it useful to complete them to further your skills and knowledge. You will not receive feedback from a medical educator about the activities in a recommended unit, but you could choose to discuss them with a friend or colleague.
If you have extra experience in an area (e.g. a Diploma of Child Health) and wish this to be recognised in the allocation of units, you can supply this information with your ICSA assessment. You will need to provide sufficient evidence that you have achieved the learning outcomes and competencies expected at the completion of that unit.
Please refer to Table 1 in the participant’s guide for a full list of the learning units.