Join the 2017 Diagnostic Error Qstream Course – part of the RACP Online Professionalism Program

Date published:
03 Feb 2017

Diagnosis is one of the most difficult cognitive tasks in medicine, it is also the first step in informing clinical management decisions. 

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Diagnostic Error Qstream Course.

This course will: 

  • enhance your understanding of decision making during diagnosis in complex clinical environments
  • increase your understanding of potential system and cognitive factors that can impact accurate diagnostic decision making within clinical practice
  • teach you methods to identify, learn from and reduce diagnostic errors in clinical practice.

This version of the Diagnostic Error Qstream Course has been modified based on participant feedback from the first two courses run in 2016. The revised course includes an emphasis on critical thinking and self-reflection. There will also be greater opportunity for peer-to-peer interaction with other participants.

The RACP Online Professionalism Program is delivered using Qstream, a spaced learning platform developed by Harvard Medical School. Qstream is an interactive and engaging way to learn with peers. Participation has been shown to increase knowledge retention, change on-the-job behaviours and improve patient outcomes.

Participants are emailed case studies, based on real-life clinical scenarios, at spaced intervals. The case studies are designed with the aim of challenging physician thinking and enhancing professional practice.

The course will run from late March to May and takes as little as five minutes a day, two to three times a week to complete via email. 

Register for the 2017 Diagnostic Error Qstream Course online today. Places are limited.
Registration is open to RACP Fellows and Advanced ​Trainees.

The RACP Online Professionalism Program is FREE for RACP members and counts towards Continuing Professional Development requirements.

If you have questions about this course or the RACP Online Professionalism Program please email

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