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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

First Australian free online training resources on eye health and diabetes launched today

Date posted: 29 May 2014

The first Australian free online training resources on eye health and diabetes was launched today, 29 May 2014, in Alice Springs at the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.

Developed by the Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne (IEHU) and the Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC), the modules are provided free of charge on the RAHC website for health professionals undertaking placements in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

'Ongoing monitoring and timely treatment can prevent vision loss from diabetes and no Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander can go for more than 12 months without an eye exam. The new eye health and diabetes e-learning module is a critical step in ensuring these annual eye exams happen,' said Professor Hugh Taylor AC, Head of IEHU.

The modules have been developed with financial support from the Aspen Foundation and CBM Australia. The modules have been developed to meet criteria for Continuing Professional Development programs with RACGP, ACRRM, OAA and APNA.

Source: University of Melbourne


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Last updated: 29 May 2014
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