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April 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

April 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

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Radiography ultrasound/sonography
Contributing editor: Dr. S. Brussow  
Automated Breast Ultrasound Screening for Dense Breasts  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the indications and contraindications for ABUS, effectiveness of ABUS screening, display mode and unique features of ABUS, technical basics for ABUS screening, artifacts and image quality of ABUS, and the limitations of ABUS.

3 CPD points


Periodontology and Oral Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. J. Hartshorne  
Laser use in oral tissue management and depigmentation  

The aim of these articles are: (i) to examine the performance of soft tissues when exposed to laser photonic irradiance of variable wavelength and power values, (ii) to evaluate the parameters by which laser-assisted depigmentation treatment may be safely delivered, and (iii) to examine underlying factors relating to etiology and therapy options for oral soft tissue management, (iv) evaluate the parameters by which laser assisted depigmentation treatment may be safely delivered and to examine the underlying factors relating to etiology and therapy options.

3 CPD points


General Emergency Care
Contributing editor: Ms A. Pretorius  
Assessing dizziness in the EMS and predicting a time-sensitive underlying condition  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of what dizziness may feel like. what could possibly cause dizziness, and what challenges dizziness may present to EMS workers.

3 CPD points


Pollution Control
Contributing editor: Dr. Johan Schoeman  
Analysis of the physical properties of domestic coal combustion  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the effect of coal combustion on ambient air quality and health, the identification of spherical organic particles is essential to understand how particles evolve once released into the atmosphere, and the limitations of Emission inventories in South Africa due to inadequate data from source apportionment.

3 CPD points


Occupational Health & Safety
Contributing editor: Prof. Dr De Wet Schutte  
The nexus between Occupational Health and Safety and the COVID-19 pandemic  

This article gives the reader some insight to recent OH professionals’ thinking about the COVID-19 pandemic. The answers on question 23 (Appendix B) are of particular importance and provide the OH practitioner some insight to global thinking among colleagues on their experiences of government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latter is to be read through for reflection by the candidate.

3 CPD points


Dermatology
Contributing editor: Prof. H. F Jordaan  
A consensus document on the treatment of alopecia areata (AA)  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the cause of AA, the lifetime risk of AA, the course of AA, patterns of AA, factors influencing the course of AA, treatment of AA, factors indicating a poor prognosis in AA, activity criteria for AA, and the side effects of different treatment methods.

3 CPD points


Gynaecology
Contributing editor: Dr. P.N. Makinga  
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Current and future perspectives  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the diagnostic criteria for PCOS, the clinical features and different clinical phenotypes of PCOS in adults, the clinical features of PCOS in adolescents, the current management recommendations for PCOS, and the new therapeutic options suggested by various researchers.

3 CPD points


Physiotherapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. M. Rossouw 
Best-Evidence for the management of Chronic Pain Part 1: Paediatric Pain  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of current interventions for children and adolescents with chronic pain, innovative and emerging treatments that can potentially enhance treatment delivery and patient outcomes, and evidence gaps among interventions that warrant further study.

3 CPD points


HIV & AIDS
Contributing editor: Dr. A. Olaleye  
The possible effects of antiretroviral therapies on hormonal contraceptives in women living with HIV  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of classes of ARTs that are likely to interfere with the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives, classes of ARTs that are unlikely to interfere with the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives, and the probability of Hormonal contraceptives interfering with the effectiveness of ARTs.

3 CPD points


Anaesthesiology
Contributing editor: Dr. C. Rumboll  
Post-Op Analgesia for elective caesarean section  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the effectiveness of various pain management strategies and old strategies that have been shown to be ineffective.

3 CPD points


Travel Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. M. Rabe  
COVID-19 spread via travel as compared with other emerging viral diseases  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the differences in the R0 (reproductive number) of various viral diseases, the differences in the morbidity and mortality of various viral diseases, the risk factors associated with the various viral diseases, and the risks associated with air travel when comparing various viral diseases.

3 CPD points


Psychometrics and assessment
Contributing editor: Mrs. B. Marsh  
Characteristics of different psychiatric disorders based on behavioural profiling of smartphone users  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the fact that mental disorders are most likely more than just a disorder of the brain, in psychiatric research, brain research is important but not sufficient, psychoanalysis always has to reinvent and position itself according to the theoretical and civilizational challenges of each era.

3 CPD points


Speech Therapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. B. Marsh  
Dysphagia, Covid 19 AND Speech Therapy  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of Dysphagia Assessment procedures in Dysphagia, Aerosols and the increased risk of Covid 19 infection, PPE to be used in Dysphagia assessments, the use of standardised test in Dysphagia, and the use of telehealth in dysphagia

3 CPD points


Pharmacology
Contributing editor: Mrs. C. Barkhuizen  
Treatment of COVID-19 using Existing Drugs  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have good knowledge of all possible anti-viral and other agents available for treating COVID-19 infections and disease, and the effects of available drugs on mild to severely infected patients.

3 CPD points


Virology
Contributing editor: Ms. S. Cohen  
A Systematic Review of Outdoor vs. Indoor Transmission Involving Respiratory Viruses  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a better understanding of benefits in reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses by reducing exposure time (substituting time indoors with time outdoors).

3 CPD points


South African Family Practice
Contributing editor: Prof Gboyega Ogunbanjo  
SA Family Practice Vol 63 (1) 2021  

3 CPD points


South African Journal of Radiology
Contributing editor:Dr Maya Patel  
SA Journal of Radiology Vol 24 (2020) Activity 4  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should be familiar with knowledge on posterior communicating aneurysms, vigorous achalasia, fish bone perforation and Hutch diverticula.

3 CPD points


South African Journal of Radiology
Contributing editor:Dr Maya Patel  
SA Journal of Radiology Vol 25 (2021) Activity 1  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should be familiar with knowledge on vascular abdominal variants, MRI of the claw sign, imaging of median arcuate ligament syndrome and traumatic aortic injury.

3 CPD points


Health SA Gesondheid - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Contributing editor:Prof. Charlene Downing  
Caring Presence – The critical aspect of nursing  

The aim of this article is to stimulate critical thinking on caring presence in nursing and Husserlian phenomenological research as applied in the field of nursing.

3 CPD points


South African Journal of Industrial Psychology
Contributing editor:Lené I. Graupner  
Understanding corporate social responsibility through an industrial-organisational psychology perspective  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the needs for development and growth for young adults in a community from specific role-players in a CSR programme, wWhat content should be included in an IOP-related CSR programme for young adults, and what methods should be used to present an IOP-related CSR programme for young adults.

3 CPD points