Person-centred Care Through Shared Decision Making

Learn to engage patients in shared decision making to make positive health care decisions together.

Understand and strengthen your delivery of person-centred care through shared decision making. In this course you’ll go beyond the concepts and build the skills to put shared decision making into practice with our leading academics.

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Location Online
Date/sMonday 20 September to Tuesday 9 November
Course schedule Access to preliminary material and Introductory Module – Monday 6 September
Access to course granted: Week 1 – Monday 20 September
Week 3: First tutorial – Tuesday 5 October – 5:30-7:00 pm
Week 5: Second tutorial – Tuesday 19 October 5:30-7:00 pm
Week 6: Third tutorial – Tuesday 26 October 5:30-7:00 pm
Week 8: Submit action plan by Tuesday 9 November, with feedback provided by 30 November.
Duration 13-18.5 hours, delivered over 7 weeks (equivalent of 3-day workshop)
Registrations close 5 pm Tuesday 31 August, 2021
Prerequisites/s Open to suitably qualified and practicing health professionals.

Certificate of Participation (estimated 13 hours): Complete self-directed learning for Modules 1-4 over 7 weeks, and participate in all online discussions and 2 tutorials.

Certificate of Completion (estimated 18.5 hours): Complete self-directed learning for 5 modules over 7 weeks, participate in all online discussions, all 3 tutorials, and submit an SDM action plan for feedback.

Fee/s $460.00 ex GST
Corporate packages available.
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Learn more than just the theory and evidence behind shared decision making. You’ll gain the practical skills, ideas and direction to implement shared decision making in your own practice.

Shared decision making is a new practice that is increasingly an expectation of patients and health care services. Sharing decisions with patients is part of the National Health Service Standard 2 - against which health services are accredited.

During the course you will learn from experts in the field. Drawing from their research and experience in working with health services to implement shared decision making, you will learn what shared decision making can mean for you, your patients and your practice. The content is equivalent to a 3-day workshop spread over 7 weeks.

Depending on your professional or accrediting body, you may be eligible to receive CPD credit hours for this course.

Course content

Five modules with self-directed learning; 3 online tutorials; online discussion.

Topics  covered will include:

  • Why and how shared decision making works
  • What shared decision making is, and what it isn’t
  • Creating your own shared decision making action plan

Extra requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
  2. Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).

Further information

Organiser's name: Executive and Professional Education

Organiser's email:

Organiser's phone: 1300 135 045


This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.