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June 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

June 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

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Periodontology and Oral Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. J. Hartshorne  
Management of Periodontitis  

The aim of this article is to review the current concepts on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periodontitis.

3 CPD points


Trauma Medicine
Contributing editor: Ms A. Pretorius  
A close look at extremity trauma caused by bomb blasts  

Upon completion of this course practitioners should have a clear understanding of bomb blast injuries, vascular injuries related to bomb blasts, and how treatment may be affected.

3 CPD points


Pollution Control
Contributing editor: Dr. Johan Schoeman  
The effect of Industrial waste disposal on lake fish and the subsequent health risks  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the effect of industrial effluent disposal on water quality, the effect of heavy metal disposal on fish species and the health of people consuming these fish, and the safe levels of heavy metals in fish for human consumption.

3 CPD points


Psychiatry
Contributing editor: Dr. C. Hayward-Zeelie  
Learning How to Select an Antipsychotic Regimen – A Patient Centred Approach 

The aim of this article is to enable healthcare professionals to understand the factors which affect the selection of antipsychotic agents for schizophrenic patients.

3 CPD points


Dermatology
Contributing editor: Prof. H. F Jordaan  
The epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical spectrum of infection with human papilloma virus (HPV)  

The aim of this article is to address the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of HPV infection.

3 CPD points


Anaesthesiology
Contributing editor: Dr. C. Rumboll  
Anaesthetic drugs and the breastfeeding mother  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the recommendations regarding breastfeeding in the peri-operative period, the various drugs available and their safety profile towards the infant, and the supportive care required for the breastfeeding women who require anaesthesia.

3 CPD points


Paediatrics
Contributing editor: Dr. M. Rabe  
Fever management in children in sub-Saharan Africa  

The aim of this article is to assist primary care providers in sub-Saharan Africa to risk stratify and manage children who present with fever, decide when to refer, and how to advise parents and caregivers about the implications and management of fever in children.

3 CPD points


Physiotherapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. M. Rossouw 
Best-Evidence for the management of Chronic Pain Part 3: Low Back Pain  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the best evidence non- invasive rehabilitation for people with CLBP, how to integrate evidence into daily clinical routine, and how to assist with designing future trials.

3 CPD points


Counselling and Psychotherapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. B. Marsh 
A review of the impact of insufficient sleep and fatigue on the cognitive functioning and performance of physicians (and, by extrapolation, people in general)  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of fatigue and insufficient sleep are associated with some detrimental physician health and well-being outcomes, burnout has been shown to be more prevalent among the sleep-deprived, and that there is an inverse association between fatigue or sleep deprivation and stress.

3 CPD points


Radiography therapy
Contributing editor: Dr. S. Brussow 
Cervical Cancer Brachytherapy  

The aim of this article is to update the knowledge of practitioners on the planning of BT with MR imaging.

3 CPD points


Speech Therapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. S. Salijee 
Cerebral palsy- an overview  

The article provides an overview of cerebral palsy. A Speech therapist working with a child with cerebral palsy, must include the care-givers in therapy and be mindful of their parental stressors. The speech therapist must also be aware of the roles of other professionals and when they need to work together to figure out better solutions for the child with Cerebral Palsy and their caregivers (e.g. for positioning for feeding).

3 CPD points


Oncology
Contributing editor: Mrs. J. Bentley 
Fasting and cancer  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should be able to describe the physiological effects of fasting, describe fasting in cancer prevention, and describe effects of fasting as an adjuvant to cancer treatment.

3 CPD points


Virology
Contributing editor: Ms. S. Cohen 
COVID-19 Vaccines: Current and Future Trends  

The aim of this article is to provide information on the landscape of the pandemic and vaccines to control the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreading.

3 CPD points