Purpose

The primary aim of the EIM workshop is to educate healthcare providers about the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease, and advocate for multidisciplinary care.  The suite of resources available to participants will support them in their assessment, management and referral of patients with and at risk of chronic disease. Presented by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist, the workshop details the extensive evidence that exercise is indeed medicine. We also offer online modules for those who are time-poor or unable to attend a face-to-face workshop.

 

The intent to change clinical behaviour is clear in participant evaluations. Over 1,000 clinicians have attended workshops to date, and have indicated that they are now more confident to engage their patients in a conversation about physical activity, and that they have the resources and referral pathways they need to support long term behaviour change in their patients.  Participants also note that they have more knowledge and understanding of the role of exercise professionals in chronic disease prevention and management.

Get access to free CPD

CPD Points for both the face-to-face workshops and the online module are highlighted below:

  • RACGP: This activity is accredited by the RACGP QI&CPD Program: 4 Category 2 points
  • APNA: This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria: 2 CPD hours
  • ACRRM: This activity is accredited by ACRRM: 2 core points

 

Online Education

EIM offers an online course designed to highlight the importance of exercise for overall health and introduces subsequent behaviour-change strategies specific to the adoption of exercise as a regular part of their lifestyle. It also highlights the supporting role of Accredited Exercise Physiologists in assisting patients to establish an exercise program best suited to their needs.

The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete and is also eligible for the above CPD points.

About the Face-to-Face Workshops

General information about face to face workshops:

Format: Face to face two-hour workshop

Target Audience: GPs and primary care nurses are the primary target. Allied health providers and other health professionals are also encouraged to attend.

Registration fee: The workshops are free.

Learning objectives

  • Describe how exercise can be used to prevent and manage patient chronic conditions
  • Recognise the importance of graded exercise therapy in relation to patient safety
  • Recall key aspects of the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Describe behavior change strategies specific to the adoption of physical activity
  • Outline existing physical activity assessment tools in medical software including Medical Director and Best Practice

Workshops are organised on a case by case basis. Please contact the EIM Project Officer if you would like to organise a workshop for your clinic. You can also subscribe to the EIM Network to stay up to date with all the latest educational opportunities.

Want to host a workshop?

Primary Health Networks, register your interest to host an EIM workshop with the EIM Project Officer

  • Provide a multidisciplinary education event for your members
  • All training material is provided for free (electronically), and support is available from EIM

 

AEPs / Physiotherapists, register your interest to facilitate an EIM workshop with the EIM Project Officer

  • Build valuable relationships with your Primary Health Network, and local primary care clinicians
  • All training material is provided for free (electronically), and support is available from EIM
  • Earn ESSA category 1 professional development points (1 category 1 point per workshop)

 

EIM would like to thank the long list of presenters and sponsors who have helped to make our workshop program a success to date, and we welcome new partnerships.