Curated Collections

These learning resource guides are based on the contributions and peer review of RACP Fellows and other experts. Each guide presents key reading, courses, web resources and tools on a specific topic.

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

“By empowering today's youth, we lay the groundwork for a more sustainable future for generations to come” (UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon)


"Asthma and COPD are the 2 major chronic respiratory diseases in Australia, with the incidence of asthma among the highest in the world." HMRI

Broader context of health

"While the health system has a vitally important role, broader actions to reduce social risk through improving wealth, education, employment and housing also have a major influence on the status of a society's health and wellbeing." Australian National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, 2009

Climate Change and Health

“Tackling climate change could be the greatest health opportunity of the 21st century” The Lancet, 2015.


“The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” Sydney J. Harris, journalist for the Chicago Daily News

Decision Making

"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking." Voltaire.


“Diabetes: a 21st century challenge” (Zimmet, P.Z., et al. 2014. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2.1: 56-64)

Doctors' Health and Wellbeing

“Medice, cura te ipsum" Luke 4:23

End of Life Care

“Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.” Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies


“Ethics is a process of dialogue that involves communication across the boundaries of philosophy...” (P. A. Komesaroff, Experiments in Love and Death)

Health Advocacy

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Martin Luther King

Health literacy

"Literacy and health literacy are fundamental components of pursuing health and wellbeing in modern society." Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Leadership and management

"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." Tom Peter, researcher, consultant, and writer in management practices.


“Learning never exhausts the mind” (Leonardo Da Vinci)


“In the last three decades, not one country has achieved success in reducing obesity rates.” (Dr Christopher Murray, Director of IHME)

Quality and safety

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

Refugee and Immigrant Health

“When refugee families are assisted to settle, address their health issues, go to school and resume normal family life in a safe place, they do remarkably well. Meeting and working with them is deeply inspiring.” Dr Karen Zwi, Chair of the previous RACP Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Working Party.


"Research is creating new knowledge." Neil Armstrong

Stem cells

“Stem cell therapies have the potential to do for chronic diseases what antibiotics did for infectious diseases.” Joseph Martin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard


"Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand." Chinese proverb


"None of us is as smart as all of us." Ken Blanchard, author and management expert

Social Determinants of Health

“Health inequalities and the social determinants of health are not a footnote to the determinants of health. They are the main issue. ” (Professor Sir Michael Marmot)

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