28 April 2020
Learning in lockdown
Looking for something to do in lockdown? Look no further – online CPD and training is the perfect way to kill those extra hours while you learn and earn CPD points.
Much of our online CPD and training is free, so you don’t need to spend anything but time.
To make things even easier, we’ve compiled a list of our free courses coming up in May and those you can do any time. Use it like a checklist!
- Clinical update: Each month, the clinical update is published online and in the Victorian Dentist. Log in to view and answer the clinical update questions. If you answer at least eight out of 10 questions correctly, you will receive one hour of scientific CPD.
- Dentists Wellbeing Ergonomics Programme: The Dentists Wellbeing Ergonomics Programme is an online resource to help you understand musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in the workplace, set yourself up in the best way in the practice, and maximise your own comfort and productivity, as well as your overall wellbeing while you are practising.
- BOQ Specialist's assistance for clients impacted by COVID-19 [4 May]: Open exclusively to BOQ Specialist clients, this free information session has been designed to assist you in managing your personal and practice finances during these uncertain times.
- How COVID-19 works with claiming on your life and income protection insurance policies [7 May]: Learn if, when and how life insurance policies cover their owners for pandemic events like COVID-19.
- Peri-implantitis: The new Tsunami in dentistry [8 May]: Learn about the main procedures to diagnose, prevent and manage peri-implantitis, and peri-implant mucositis that is widely considered its precursor.
- Financial and investment series – Module 3 [15 May]: Gain the key financial skills and understanding to manage your money with confidence and make informed decisions for your personal life and career.
- Facial aesthetics: Does Botulinum toxin have a place in dentistry? [19 May]: Explore the use of Botulinum toxin injection in modern dental practice.
Want to know what else we have available? View our calendar to see the full range of courses. And head to the ADA CPD Portal for even more online courses. The ADA sends out regular emails advising what's coming up, so look out for these in your inbox.
If that’s not enough to quench your thirst for knowledge, below is a list of learning opportunities with other providers (compiled by DHSV):
- Free online short courses: Understanding the Australian Health Care System (The University of Queensland); Preventing Dementia and Understanding Dementia (University of Tasmania); Caring for Older People: A Partnership Model (Deakin University); Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Approaching Alzheimer's: First Responder Training (Alzheimer's Association); Online Courses on COVID-19 (World Health Organization).
- Webinars and modules: Integrating eMH into COVID-19 Telehealth Consultations, Diet in Mental Health: What, Why and How, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Delivering Therapy on the Internet (Black Dog Institute); Nursing in a Changing Climate: A call to action (Sigma Repository); Leading your NFP in times of crisis and Crisis mode: How NFPs can respond to COVID-19 (Pro Bono Australia), Vaccine and Cold Chain Management, Triage and Sterilisation (The Victorian-Tasmanian PHN Alliance).
- Resources and readings: Inclusion Melbourne (Special Needs) – inclusionmelbourne.org.au/projects/your-dental-health; Amaze – Shaping the future for autism; Governance Institute of Australia – Five tips to help you work from home effectively; Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health – Health Translations April News 2020; The Wild Health Summit – COVID-induced universal telehealth: wrecking ball or transformation?; Health Pathways Melbourne – Newsletter; Ethical Jobs – How to approach an employee who may have poor mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.