Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201)
The Foundations of Australian General Practice Course subject teaches medical knowledge and skills for the RACGP AKT and KFP exams. The course works through the RACGP Fellowship syllabus via examination of disease processes, presentation, clinical examination, diagnosis, investigation, and management.
About the Subject
The Foundations of Australian General Practice Course subject teaches medical knowledge and skills for the RACGP AKT and KFP exams. The course works through the RACGP Fellowship syllabus via examination of disease processes, presentation, clinical examination, diagnosis, investigation, and management. The course also reviews the relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathology for all major systems. The course will allow mastery of the theory necessary for building a solid foundation for performance in the RACGP Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and the RACGP Key Feature Problem (KFP).
This course may be completed in isolation, or in conjunction with other RACGP Fellowship preparation courses in order to prepare for the Key Feature Problem (KFP) exam or Applied Knowledge Test (AKT).
The Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201) aims to develop medical knowledge and skills in 6 core topic areas that cover the breadth of Australian General Practice. Delivered through 21 in-depth and online theory modules, and supported by personalised correspondence with METC Institute’s expert academic faculty, the course aims to maximise candidate knowledge in the following core topic areas:
- Adult Health (Medicine)
- Adult Health (Surgery)
- Women’s Health (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
- Child Health
- Mental Health
- Population Health
The course also aims to assist GP Registrars in building an extensive knowledge base by directing their efforts more efficiently via specific areas of study and tasks that are relevant to Australian general practice. The breadth and depth of study for the RACGP AKT and KFP is extensively covered and enables registrars to develop knowledge considered fundamental for Australian general practice.
The overall objective of the Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201) is to work through the RACGP Fellowship syllabus via examination of disease processes, presentation, clinical examination, diagnosis, investigation, and management.
|Week 1||Module 1 - Integument / Dermatology|
|Week 2-3||Module 2 - Head and Neck / ENT|
|Week 4-6||Module 3 - Nervous System / Neurology|
|Week 7-9||Module 4 - Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedics / Rheumatology|
|Week 10-12||Module 5 - Circulatory System / Heart/ Vessels|
|Week 13-15||Module 6 - Respiratory System / Lungs/ Chest Wall|
|Week 16 - 18||Module 7 - Gastrointestinal System / Abdomen / Abdominal Wall|
|Week 19-20||Module 8 - Breast / Endocrine System|
|Week 21-23||Module 9 - Female Reproductive System / Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|Week 24-25||Module 10 - Haemopoietic System / Haematology / Blood / Blood Products|
|Week 26-28||Module 11 - Renal System / Urology / Male Reproductive System|
|Week 29||Module 12 - Mental State / Intellectual Function / Behavioural Problems|
|Week 30||Module 13 - Major Psychiatric Disorders / Drugs & Alcohol Abuse|
|Week 31 - 32||Module 14 - Normal & Abnormal Growth & Development / Child Health / Paediatrics|
|Week 33-34||Module 15 - Nutrition / Metabolism|
|Week 35||Module 16 - Infectious Diseases|
|Week 36||Module 17 - Clinical Pharmacology|
|Week 37||Module 18 - Clinical Oncology|
|Week 38||Module 19 - Clinical Immunology|
|Week 39-40||Module 20 - Critical Care / Anaesthesia / Emergency Medicine|
|Week 41-42||Module 21 - General Practice / Public Health|
The formal exit examination for this course consists of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and Key Feature Problem (KFP) exams. These examinations are conducted and operated independently through the RACGP. The costs of these exams are not included in the course fees for GP201.
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Course fees include access to the online modules and workshops for 365 days. Further fees apply for extensions and may only be granted on application. Please refer to our published refunds policy as a condition of enrolment.ENROL
This IME Professional course is designed by Specialist Doctors and Senior Lecturers from leading Australian University Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals. Minimum qualification standards include MBBS with specialist qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All courses are delivered by experienced lecturers with proven success in the medical space.
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