Online Professionalism Program (OPP)

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Online Professionalism Program

The RACP Online Professionalism Program (OPP) is a free online learning program designed to enhance physician’s practice and performance. Developed by RACP Fellows, the content challenges physician thinking and helps physicians improve their professional practice.

How does it work?

The OPP is delivered by Qstream - an interactive learning platform - which disseminates case studies via email at spaced intervals.

Email notifications prompt users to respond to case studies and each question takes just five minutes to complete. This flexibility means that users are free to engage and learn in their own time via desktop or mobile.

Users also have the option to discuss the case studies and share opinions with others through the secure, online discussion boards.

Course information

OPP Courses are developed under and focus on various domains within the SPPP (Supporting Physicians’ Professionalism & Performance) framework. Previous OPP courses delivered include: Modern Workplace Challenges, Diagnostic Error, End of Life Care and Cultural Responsiveness. Upcoming courses listed below will be released in 2018.

Course Registrations open Start date Duration
Diagnostic Error March 15
Register ​here
April 18 The courses contain between 10 and 14 case studies (questions), which each take five minutes to complete. Questions are sent by email, spaced two days apart

The total duration of the course will depend on your own pace.
End of Life Care First half of 2018 (TBC) First half of 2018 (TBC)
                                                                                                             

If you have any suggestions or questions about OPP courses please email sppp@racp.edu.au

CPD Information

The O​PP counts towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Find out more about the RACP CPD program and MyCPD

About Qstream

Qstream is a novel, evidence-based form of online education that has been demonstrated in randomised trials to improve knowledge acquisition, boost retention, change on-the-job behaviours and imrpove patient outcomes. Developed by the Harvard Medical School, it is based on two core psychology research findings: the spacing effect and the testing effect.

The spacing effect refers to the psychology research finding that information which is presented and repeated over spaced intervals is more effectively retained by the learner. The testing effect refers to the research finding that the long-term retention of information is significantly improved by testing learners on this information. Testing is not merely a means to measure a learner's level of knowledge, but rather causes knowledge to be stored more effectively in long-term memory.

Contact us

Email: sppp@racp.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9927 7721 

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