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This page includes information on ASHM courses and selected non-ASHM courses.

The ASHM Professional Education Division is constantly updating and improving its offering of courses and training activities. Suggestions and enquiries can be made via our Courses - Expressions of Interest page.

ASHM reserves the right to cancel courses if minimum numbers of participants are not met. Courses are added throughout the year, so please check back often.

When you sign up for an ASHM Course, you get to enjoy most of the benefits of ASHM Membership for free excluding the right to vote or stand for office. This ensures that you are kept up-to-date with important sector news. This benefit is included in your course registration, saving you the legwork.


Prevent liver cancer: an update in hepatitis B for GPs and primary care nurses 30/07/14 - 30/07/14 Macquarie Park  
Hepatitis C Update: Prevention of advanced liver disease and new treatments 05/08/14 - 05/08/14 Perth
Short Course in HIV and STI Testing 11/08/14 - 11/08/14 Narooma
HIV and HCV Coinfection Forum 14/08/14 - 14/08/14 Surry Hills
Hepatitis B in your community 23/08/14 - 23/08/14 Sydney
Fundamentals of HIV and Sexual Health: Expanding the Scope of Primary Health Care Nurses 06/09/14 - 06/09/14 Wagga Wagga
 
S100 Prescriber training:

ASHM will be conducting training for medical practitioners to become S100 prescribers in Inner Sydney, Western Sydney as well a state-wide course in March and April 2014.

Please contact ASHM via email ashm@ashm.org.au or phone (02) 82040700 for further information or to register.
 
Related Link: HIV Prescriber Program
                                                           
HIV Shared Care:
ASHM provides training for medical practitioners on shared care for People with HIV (PHIV). With advances in antiretroviral treatment, HIV has become a chronic manageable illness. HIV shared care involves shared medical care of PHIV between HIV specialists and other medical practitioners.
Shared Care training for non HIV specialist medical practitioners will be conducted on the11th February 2014 at the Sebel, Kiama.
 
To register for this course please visit www.ashm.org.au/courses.

Please contact Kate Ross at ASHM via email kate.ross@ashm.org.au  or phone (02) 8204 0777 for further information or to register.
 
Short Courses in HIV and STI testing:
The Short Course in HIV & STI Testing is the first face-to-face training offered through ASHM's new "HIV &STI Testing Program" which was launched in December. This three hour evening course will cover the testing and diagnosing of HIV and STI's in primary care.The first Short Course in HIV & STI Testing entitled 'Breaking down the barriers to testing' will be conducted on the 12th February 2014 at the Rydges, Bankstown.  
 
To register for this course please visit www.ashm.org.au/courses.
 
Please contact ASHM via email ashm@ashm.org.au  or phone (02) 82040700 for further information or to register.
 

STI Active Learning Module Workshops
  • ASHM in collaboration with NSW STIPU are running a series of STI Active Learning Module (ALM) workshops across NSW titled 'Sex......Need a Hand'.
     
    This ALM is an RACGP Category 1 workshop that attracts 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points or 4 Category 2 QI&CPD points per Module for GPs. Participation is also awarded 8 PDP Points and 4 EXT Skill Points from ACRRM.
     
    The workshops consist of three modules:
    • Module 1 - STI Testing and Management.
    • Module 2 - Working with priority populations.
    • Module 3 - Contact Tracing.
    In order to obtain the points, you must attend all three modules.
     
    Please contact ASHM via email ashm@ashm.org.au  or phone (02) 8204 0700 to inquire about attending an ALM or discuss running this ALM in your area.
 
Advanced Subjects in Sexual Health Nursing
In collaboration with the Australian College of Nursing, ASHM has developed two post-graduate subjects. These may be completed as part of a Graduate Certificate or as individual courses.
  • Sexual Health Nursing: Principles and Practice is designed to explore client education and models of behaviour change, assessment and management of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses and sexual health history taking and risk assessment.
  • Sexual Health Nursing: Clinical Practice addresses complex communication issues related to sexual health nursing, sourcing appropriate health education resources for clients and managing client flow under the framework of service policies, guidelines and competency standards. This subject has a compulsory clinical placement of 30 hours.
Each subject can be completed over one semester and participants must enrol through The Australian College of Nursing on 02 9745 7500 or http://www.acn.edu.au/ More information is available in the flyer.
 
ASHM has funding to support a limited number of NSW nurses to enrol in the subjects. To apply, please complete the application form or contact the ASHM Nursing Program Manager on 03 9341 5244 or (Emily.wheeler@ashm.org.au) for more information.

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