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Bridging Health Inequalities: An online Course for Australian General Practice

Bridging Health Inequalities: An online Course for Australian General Practice.

Course Description:

This concise but comprehensive online course aims to provide general practitioners in Australia with a foundational understanding of health inequalities and practical strategies to address these in their practice. Covering key topics from social determinants of health to cultural competence, this course is designed for quick completion with immediate impact.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will:

  1. Recognise the importance of addressing health inequalities in general practice.
  2. Identify key social determinants of health affecting patient outcomes.
  3. Understand basic principles of cultural competence.
  4. Learn strategies to improve care for vulnerable populations.

Course Format:

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Mode: Fully Online (Self-paced learning)
  • Assessment: Self-reflection on case studies.

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction to Health Inequalities (20 minutes)

  • Definition and scope of health inequalities in Australia
  • The GP’s role in identifying and addressing these disparities

Module 2: Social Determinants of Health (20 minutes)

  • Overview of the social determinants impacting health
  • Case studies highlighting the effect on patient health

Module 3: Cultural Competence in Healthcare (30 minutes)

  • Basics of cultural competence and its necessity in practice
  • Strategies for effective communication with diverse patient groups

Module 4: Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Populations (30 minutes)

  • Identifying vulnerable groups within the patient population
  • Practical tips for tailoring healthcare services to meet diverse needs

Module 5: Implementing Change and Improving Outcomes (20 minutes)

  • Strategies for integrating new learnings into daily practice
  • Creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all patients


  • Reflect on the course material and case studies. This will test participants’ understanding and readiness to apply these principles in their practice. Optional: Discuss the issues of health inequalities with colleagues and/or develop PDSA.


Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion, acknowledging their commitment to addressing health inequalities.

Additional Resources:

  • List of further readings and resources for deepening knowledge
  • Access to a forum for post-course discussion and support

This format ensures that GPs and staff can quickly acquire essential knowledge and practical tools to begin addressing health inequalities more effectively in their practice, fitting into their busy schedules.

This activity suits self-recorded CPD (EA 1 hour + RP 1 hour = 2 CPD hours). Program-level requirements are Professionalism and Health Inequalities.


A Certificate will be provided at the end of the course. You can read more about the reasons for using our training courses here.

  • Suitable for General Practitioners, Practice staff and Practice Nurses.
  • This course is a self-learning, fully online activity.
  • You will receive a Certificate at the end of the course. Click on your profile name to access the Certificates.
  • This course is free of charge to anyone.
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Section 1Module 1
Lecture 1Learning Objectives
Lecture 2Content
Lecture 3Key points
Section 2Module 2
Lecture 4Learning objectives
Lecture 5Content 1
Lecture 6Case studies
Lecture 7Content 2
Lecture 8Key points
Section 3Module 3
Lecture 9Learning Objectives
Lecture 10Content
Lecture 11Key points
Section 4Module 4
Lecture 12Learning Objectives
Lecture 13Content
Lecture 14Key points
Section 5Module 5
Lecture 15Learning Objective
Lecture 16Content
Lecture 17Key points
Lecture 18Conclusion and thank you