Core Central Education
The Central Education Program is designed according to each stage of GP registrar training.
- In the first six month general practice term GP registrars you will have an online orientation at your practice as well as attending a two-day workshop in week 8.
- In the second six month general practice term GP registrars attend one-day workshop
- In the last six month general practice term GP registrars can choose to attend either a two-day Central workshop OR undertake twelve hours of Regional education
Areas covered in Central Education ProgramThe Central education program is highly clinical and directly relevant to your day to day practice. However, rather than being topic based it covers clinical issues by focusing on three ‘domains of general practice’ in particular – Communication Skills and the Patient-Doctor Relationship, Professional and Ethical Role and Organisational Legal Dimensions.
The central education workshops include active, experiential learning with case discussion; simulated patients; video debrief; role play; procedural skill practice; audit; self, peer and educator questionnaires and feedback; College Examination practice; online activities, and more.
Pre-reading for Central Workshops
Before each workshop registrars are asked to complete questionnaires, do some pre-reading, or complete online activities as preparation for some of the education sessions. It is important that these pre-workshop activities are completed as they will be considered ‘assumed knowledge’ and form the basis for activities at the workshop.
What if I miss a Central Education session?
If you miss a Central education session due to illness, or other circumstances, you will need to discuss this with your Training Advisor and complete the session at a later stage of your training. If you miss the workshop on Indigenous health or Advanced Life Support, without prior approval, it is up to you to meet this requirement at your own expense. You will have to make sure the alternative is approved beforehand by WAGPET as well.
Importantly this education time is paid teaching time by the practice. The practice will therefore be notified if you miss an education session(s) and the time either identified as sick leave or leave without pay. It is up to you to make up the education time at a later stage of training at your own expense.
Only under exceptional circumstances will it be possible to substitute non-attendance at the Central education program with out of program education (i.e. education not provided by WAGPET). You will need to discuss this with your Training Advisor, and apply prospectively in writing.
This table provides a guide to the central workshop content. The actual sessions and pre and post workshop work may vary somewhat each year and you should check WAGPET elearning and your regular education emails for up to date information.
|Workshop||Timing / Duration||Delivery Method||Content|
|GPT 1 – Orientation||Week 1|
|Multi choice questionnaire|
Extended Match Questions
Medicare & Prescribing
ALS, simulated emergencies, billing, prescribing, consulting skills, teamwork/leadership, Indigenous Health, GP IT systems, practical skills
|GPT 1 – Face to face Workshop ||Week 8|
Face to face
Online post workshop
|Mental health skills training (MHST) pre workshop audit.|
Challenging patients, Balint, critical thinking.
MHST post audit
Challenging patient video review (optional)
|GPT 2 – Workshop||Week 10|
|Online pre workshop|
Face to face
Online post workshop
|Behaviour change / Near miss/chronic disease.|
Interprofessional teamwork / leadership, managing chronic disease, exam preparation, teaching skills, Balint, near miss
Video review - behaviour change (optional)
Key Feature problems (optional)
|GPT 3 – KFP practice||Week 3 - 6|
2 x 1.5 hrs
|Exam preparation (optional)|
|GPT 3 - Workshop||Week 4 – 8|
Face to face
|Ethical reasoning / medico legal|
Exam preparation, ethical reasoning, self-care, Balint, practice management / business models
|GPT3 – Project||During GPT3 Minimum 12 hours||Independent||See Project section for examples.|
On completion of the workshops WAGPET aims that all GP registrars will have completed Level 1 Mental Health Training and attained the required training in Indigenous Health and Advanced Life Support training and have basic CPR certification.
For more information view the workshop calendar.
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