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GP365 is a key element of the WAGPET education program and is fundamental to your learning. You are required to complete the GP365 online program in your first 12 months of training, regardless of whether you are working full-time or part-time.
GP365 Learning Essentials modules are designed to be the foundation to your training and in-practice teaching, not a comprehensive view of all clinical topics you will encounter in general practice. You will have the opportunity to learn topics not covered in GP365 at your mini-release sessions and through your own self-directed study.
There are 21 Learning Essentials modules to be completed over the first 12 months of GPT1/PRRT1 and GPT2/PRRT2 with reference to patients who are seen by you in your practice as a GP registrar. Each module has introductory clinical questions and readings as well as five compulsory Key Clinical Activities (KCAs). Some modules contain additional optional KCAs.
Learning Essential modules and KCAs can be completed in any order after the first three learning modules are completed.
If you can demonstrate competence or prior experience in a particular topic, you may discuss that with your GP supervisor. If they are satisfied, they will mark the KCA as complete. For example, they may mark the Womens Health Module as complete if you have done the DRANZCOG Diploma. The WAGPET education program consists of the following elements
|GP365 Learning Essentials modules||The 21 Learning Essentials modules cover topics that are vital foundations for basic GP registrar learning. The topics are not intended to be comprehensive but are rather a starting focal point as you progress through training. In each Learning Essential module, there are five KCAs which should be completed at the suggested rate of approximately three per week. The Introduction to Being a GP365 Registrar module and modules 1-3 are to be completed during your practice orientation in week one. For this reason, you should not be seeing patients on the first two days of your GPT1 term.|
|105 Key Clinical Activities||GP registrars need to demonstrate competence in each of the 105 KCAs either through completion of the KCAs or demonstrating pre-existing competence that is fully assessed and approved in GP365 by your GP supervisor. Discussion of the KCAs with your GP supervisor is a key component of the GP365 program and this can occur during the regular allocated in-practice teaching time. GP supervisors will assess what has been submitted and you may be asked to complete more work to demonstrate competency in the activity area. They will also encourage you to go beyond the mandatory work to develop a deeper understanding of the issues and facilitate development into a high-quality general practitioner.|
|Mini-release workshops and critical case analyses||
You must complete five Critical Case Analysis (CCA) assignments over the first 12 months and present them at the monthly mini-release education sessions. The CCA activities are completed with the regional medical educator and do not require your GP supervisor’s involvement.
For each CCA, you are required to select one of your consultations and critically analyse the case. The analysis will include a description of the case with differential diagnoses, management plan (including outcomes), ethical and legal issues, a summary of the background medical science and writing some exam-style questions for the group. The CCA also includes a self-analysis where you are required to outline what went well and what did not. Each CCA and the outcomes will inform the updating of your learning plan.
|GP365 Assessment Framework||Quality improvement activities are built into GP365 which emphasise the importance of self-regulated learning. Formative assessments are also included which reflect the ACRRM and RACGP education requirements to ensure competency requirements are met. These formative assessments include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), mid and end term assessments, Multiple Source Feedback (MSF) and a clinical audit.|
For more information, please see the GP Registrar Handbook.