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Youth Friendly Doctor Training 2017 Program

The YFD Training Program seeks to build the capacity of doctors to communicate more effectively

with young people. With practical sessions delivered by experts, the program also provides

doctors with reference materials, referral links and ongoing support to encompass a holistic youth-friendly practice.

To be accredited as a Youth Friendly Doctor, you must complete both the core module workshops plus one of the elective

workshops. RACGP and ACRRM points will be applied for in 2017.

Rural doctors have the opportunity to participate via the virtual online classroom.

All workshops are held at the AMA (WA)’s Nedlands office. Refreshments from 6pm and workshops commence at

6.30pm sharp. FREE for AMA (WA) members; $50 per workshop for non-members.



Please forward submissions for Greensheet by

3 July for the August 2017 edition.




May to Oct:

2 sessions

per week

CTEC Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE) Training Course.

Suitable for WA junior doctors

and SET Trainee Exam candidates who will be considered upon application for entry to the course.

Not recommended for interns. Has been designed to improve knowledge, understanding and

application of anatomy, physiology and pathology as it pertains to surgical training. Venue:

CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Cost: $3200pp for the five month course.

Contact Lee McGuckin

at lee.mcguckin@uwa.

or on 6488 8044

27 Jun

Free Mental Health Webinar Series: Shared Care of the Patient Undergoing Psychotherapy:

Maintenance and Applying the Psychological Tool-Kit.

This is a series of 3 webinars designed

to provide GPs with the skills to help patients who are receiving psychological treatment while

on a mental health care plan and those who "run out of visits" and require support from their

GP while waiting to access Medicare rebates. All sessions will be held from 7pm-8pm AWST

and are FREE for RACGP Members.

Register at www.racgp.

or contact

for further details

29 Jun

Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery.

Suitable for general surgery trainees SET

1- 3. Limited observer positions available. Cadaveric workshop providing trainees with

the opportunity to learn new skills in a range of procedures in minimal access surgery.

Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western

Australia. Time: 9 hours (7:45am- 4:45pm). Cost: $750 pp, observers $150pp.

Contact John Linehan at

or on 6488 8044

30 Jun &

1 Jul 17

Endoscopic Management of GI Bleeding.

Suitable for trainees and consultants in

gastroenterology and endoscopy nurses. Designed for endoscopists and trainees who

have demonstrated experience in diagnostic endoscopy and wish to become skilled in the

endoscopic management of GI bleeding. Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue:

CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: Day 1- 8 hours (8:30am- 4:30pm), Day 2- 6.25

hours (8:30am- 2:45pm). Cost: Consultants $1780pp, trainees $1665pp, nurses $1135pp.

Contact John Linehan at

or on 6488 8044

18 Jul

Ear Wax Management

. This half-day course provides skills to identify and treat earache,

common minor ear ailments, infections and abnormalities. Suitable for GPs and practice nurses.

Participants work in small groups gaining hands-on practice on identification and safe removal

of earwax impaction utilising state-of-the-art simulation equipment. Venue: The Avant Education

Centre, Ear Science Institute of Australia. Time: 3.5 hours (8:30am- 12pm). Cost: $275pp.

Contact education@




Establishing Connections and Conducting Assessments

with Young People

Workshop 1:

Core: Young People, Ethics and the Law

– 17 Oct

Workshop 2:

Social Media and the Internet: The Impact

on Young People’s Wellbeing – 15 Aug


Risk Taking Behaviours and Harm Reduction among

Young People

Workshop 1:

Alcohol and Drug Use among Young People

Workshop 2:

Young People’s Sexual Health

These workshops have concluded.


Eating Disorders in Young People and their Management

Workshop 1:

Eating Disorders in Young People – 1 Aug

Workshop 2:

Overweight and Obesity in Young People – 5 Sep


Mental Health Disorders

Workshop 1:

Mental Health Disorders: Diagnosis and

Assessment – 24 Oct

Workshop 2:

Core: Mental Health Disorders: The

Psychosocial Treatment of Young People – 7 Nov

For further details about modules, visit


phone: (08) 9273 3000 or email



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