What you get by completing this session

  • 50 mins of CPD

    A 40 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

This presentation will cover the recent COVID developments such as the new variants emerging, particularly XE, Ba4 and Ba5 as they are making their way to Australia and the virulence of these mutations.

This course will discuss the evidence supporting the importance of the 4th vaccine dose and will also provide an update on what we currently know about Long COVID. Antivirals LAGEVRIO and PAXLOVID and their clinical application for the management of acute COVID infection will also be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the status of the current COVID-19 outbreak in Australia
  • Explain eligibility and current advice on vaccinations and oral therapy in different patient groups
  • Explain current data on re-infection and immunity from convalescence and immunisations
  • Recognise Long COVID and refer patients for ongoing symptom management  

About the Expert

Prof Nancy Baxter

Nancy Baxter is a clinical epidemiologist, general surgeon and health services researcher. Nancy Baxter is a Canadian surgeon and public health researcher. She is the Head of Melbourne University's School of Population and Global Health.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    COVID Update - New variants, 4th booster and antivirals

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (40 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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