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Featured Healthcare Accredited CPD Courses: January 2022

eCPD Healthcare (healthcare-ecpd.co.za) offers CPD courses accredited by the HPCSAHPCNA, and AHPCSA.

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This month we support Skin Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that sunburn can occur within 15 minutes, causing permanent, irreversible damage?

The World Cancer Research Fund states that skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. As South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels globally, it also has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer globally. Read more.

This month’s featured Express CPD courses (access them with an annual membership) are:

  1. Ethics and the Law: Title Ethics in occupational health within the African context
    Critically look at the role and function of ethics in an African context compared to the same in a typical developed Western environment.
  2. Speech Therapy: Chronic Cough and Speech Therapy
    The role of Speech Therapist in treating an unexplained chronic cough, as well as other underlying laryngeal conditions.
  3. Pharmacology: Various Therapeutic Applications of Chloroquine
    Learn the therapeutic applications of chloroquine on various diseases and the mechanisms of actions.
  4. Gynaecology: COVID-19 Infection in Pregnancy and Neonatal outcomes
    Learn the effect of COVID-19 in pregnant women and how it affects the baby after birth.

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For any questions, please contact support@ecpd.co.za.

AOSIS eLearning News – January 2022

Many online learning providers face completion rates as low as 5%, which could be because lectures are the dominant teaching method. Contact us to see how we can assist you in converting your lectures into an online friendly format.

AOSIS have been a Certified Moodle Partner since 2006 and provide Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) services allowing you to host your course content online. Learn more.

This month’s tested Moodle plugin and Moodle best practice is:

  • Tested Moodle plugin – Configurable Reports

Moodle does have built-in reports. However, with this plugin, you can create custom reports. View report examples.

  • Moodle best practice – Simplify Course Building

Building courses can be daunting and time-consuming. The key is to create a course outline as a template to backup and restore. Contact us for assistance.

Contact us today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services. Contact AOSIS to see how we can assist you in building your online courses.

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eLearning plan for 2022

As 2022 approaches, we need to review what we have learned about our learning & development plans and strategies in 2021. What worked, what didn’t work and how we can learn from it. Furthermore, what are the key focus areas for 2022? Contact AOSIS so that we can help you with your custom learning strategy. Learn more.

We have been a Certified Moodle Partner since 2006 and provide Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) services allowing you to host your course content online. Contact us to provide you services in 2022, including Moodle hosting, integration, customisation, support, consultation, app support, MoodleCloud support, reporting/analytics, and training. Learn more.

This month we highlight a tested Moodle plugin and share a Moodle best practice:

  • Tested Moodle plugin – Course completed enrolment

Save time so that you don’t have to enroll users manually in courses. This plugin allows you to auto-enroll users into new courses based on others that users have completed. Learn more.

  • Moodle best practice – How to copy content to Moodle

Copy text first to a text editor like notepad and then to Moodle. Then you strip the text of any backend styling code.

Contact us today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services.

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Featured Healthcare Accredited CPD Courses

eCPD Healthcare (healthcare-ecpd.co.za) offers CPD courses which are accredited by the HPCSAHPCNA, and AHPCSA.

This month’s featured Express CPD courses (access them with an annual membership)

  1. Cardiology: Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) – A Comprehensive Review of Drug Classes Available
    The aim of this article is to review the medicines available to manage heart failure.
  2. Family Medicine: Neuroendocrine tumours: Patient-reported delays to diagnosis, routes to diagnosis and presenting symptoms
    Learn the symptoms prior to diagnosis of people with known neuroendocrine tumours.
  3. Anaesthesiology: Anaesthetic considerations for the paediatric tonsillectomy
    Learn a perioperative approach with emphasis on risk stratification in the child booked for an adenotonsillectomy.
  4. Audiology: Air Bone Gaps in Inner Ear Disorders
    This article looks at the presence of Air Bone Gap, with Inner Ear Diseases.
  5. Physiotherapy: Clinical Overview of Cerebral Palsy in children
    This article reviews the clinical characteristics, cause, diagnosis, and management of Cerebral Palsy in children.

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This month’s featured Specialised CPD courses (pay per course)

Three of our specialised courses are on special until 10 January 2022 with a 15% discount:

  1. New Guidelines on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
    Only R1 081,20 incl. VAT. 8 CPD points.
    Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, contribute significantly to maternal and foetal deaths in South Africa. This course is for family physicians, medical officers, general practitioners, midwives, and nurse practitioners working in primary care and district hospital levels to get up to date with the new national clinical guidelines.
  2. Learning About Brief Behaviour Change Counselling
    Only R 637.50 incl. VAT. 4 CPD points.
    Understand how to motivate lifestyle change in your patients and reduce their risk of disease through theory and modelling. This new model of brief behaviour change counselling can be integrated into the consultation to improve physical activity, stop smoking, reduce harmful alcohol use, eat more healthily, have safer sex or improve adherence to medication. This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals to assist them, especially when dealing with high risk patients as well as those patients who seek lifestyle related advice.
  3. Becoming Competent in Brief Behaviour Change Counselling
    Only R 1 275.00 incl. VAT. 8 CPD points.
    Improve your ability to motivate lifestyle change in your patients and reduce their risk of disease through theory, modelling, and feedback on practice. This new model of brief behaviour change counselling can be integrated into the consultation to improve physical activity, stop smoking, reduce harmful alcohol use, eat more healthily, have safer sex or improve adherence to medication. This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals to assist them, especially when dealing with high-risk patients as well as those patients who seek lifestyle related advice.

For any questions, please contact support@ecpd.co.za.

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Tested Moodle plugins

AOSIS have been a Certified Moodle Partner since 2006 and provide Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) services allowing you to host your course content online. Moodle is an open-source learning platform, which helps you create effective online teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative and private environment.

This month we highlight two tested Moodle plugins which enhances your Moodle to provide more effective learning online.

Custom certificate

The custom certificate plugin facilitates automatic custom certificate generation based on completion criteria set up in Moodle. No interaction is needed from teacher or facilitator at all​. This is a massive benefit to any online course. Learn more.

Subcourse

The subcourse plugin allows clients to have Moodle courses set up as modules and reuse those modules in multiple courses. If a user has completed that module the completion will be tracked and kept on record. Learn more.

Contact us today to provide you with Moodle or eLearning content creation services.

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Smash out those report comments!

We know how exhausting this time of year can be with marking assignments, setting and moderating papers, plus getting through that last bit of content for the exams. So, come find tricks that can save you hours in your day, with the power of Textblaze to eliminate repetitive typing and mistakes – and power up your productivity with next level text automation.

Sign up now for this FREE webinar! Date: Tuesday 16 November 
Time: 15:30 – 16:30
Cost: FREE
To register, click HERE

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FESTIVE CARD COMPEITION WITH PURPLE MASH

Purple Mash wants you to design the official Purple Mash Festive Card for 2021. Just click HERE to log in to Purple Mash and get started with 2Paint a Picture to design your card. Remember you can pick any painting style that you like. When you are done, save your work and submit it to the competition display board for your age group. Everyone is welcome to enter the competition and your design can reflect whatever this time of year means to you.

We have 2 categories for entrants this year including Grade R to Grade 3 and Grade 4 to Grade 7.

MAKE SURE YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK BY 5PM ON 23RD NOVEMBER 2021.

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eCPD Healthcare Announcement

eCPD Healthcare Announcement

Medical Cannabis: New Specialised CPD Course

Are you interested in treating your patients using Medical Cannabis? These online CPD courses will give you more insight into how to go about it. Brought to you in partnership with Cheeba Cannabis Academy and Medical Marijuana 411.

Medical Cannabis

LAUNCH SPECIAL: The 15% discounted cost is

R1 190.00 incl. VAT. Use the code eCPD15 at checkout.

Normal Cost: R1 400.00 incl. VAT

CPD Points: 10 CEUs

Duration: 10 Hours

This course provides information on the Treatment Plans for the use of Medical Cannabis in patients as well as guidelines on how to discuss the use of Medical Cannabis with your patients. There are 7 modules which cover topics such as the Early History of Cannabis which covers the Laws and Regulations of its use, the Endocannabinoid System, Cannabinoids and Terpenes, Therapeutic uses of Cannabis as well as the side effects of Cannabis use.

To learn more, click HERE.

Medical Professional Cannabis

LAUNCH SPECIAL:  The 15% discounted cost is

R2 380.00 incl. VAT. Use the code eCPD15 at checkout.

Normal Cost: R2 800.00 incl. VAT

CPD Points: 20 CEUs

Duration: 20 Hours

This course is the most current, complete, and comprehensive Medical Cannabis Certification program currently available. It is a comprehensive course consisting of 12 modules and covers topics such as information on the forms of treatment with Medical Cannabis, treatment dosages as well as contraindications to the use of Medical Cannabis. This course also covers the legalities surrounding the use of Medical Cannabis in South Africa.

To learn more, click HERE.

Alternatively, please visit our website at https://healthcare-ecpd.co.za/ for any further information.

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Launch special valid until Tuesday, 2 November at 8:00 am.

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