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The Flinders closing the gap program



Target audience: Aboriginal Health Workers, general practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals who deliver health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

Course summary: This course provides participants with the skills to enable their patients greater self-management of their own chronic health conditions. The Flinders Closing the Gap Program provides between 2-3 days of training that includes learning the principles of chronic disease support and practicing the Flinders tools of chronic condition management, in particular skills in care planning.

Health practitioners who complete The Flinders Closing the Gap Program will receive a certificate of competency. The course includes three VET competencies in Chronic Disease Self-Management that can be credited to the Health Care Certificate IV.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: On site and online

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not applicable


The Flinders Closing the Gap Program
Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit
Ph: (08) 8404 2607


Last updated: 28 April 2016
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