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The RACGP Curriculum for Australian General Practice 2016

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Curriculum coverThe complete 2016 Curriculum consists of a number of units in addition to contextual units. All units will be available for download as a PDF shortly.

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The five domains of general practice

The five domains of general practice represent the critical areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for competent unsupervised general practice. They are relevant to every general patient consultation.

The five domains have been expanded by the addition of the Core Skills that sit beneath them. The relationship between the Domains and Core Skills is quite clear.

Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship Domain 1 -

Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship (eg. communication skills, patient centredness, health promotion, whole person care)

Applied  professional knowledge and skills Domain 2 -

Applied professional knowledge and skills (eg. physical examination and procedural skills, medical conditions, decision making)

Population  health and the context of general practice Domain 3 -

Population health and the context of general practice (eg. epidemiology, public health, prevention, family influence on health, resources)

Professional  and ethical role Domain 4 -

Professional and ethical role (eg. duty of care, standards, self appraisal, teacher role, research, self care, networks)

Organisational  and legal dimensions Domain 5 -

Organisational and legal dimensions (eg. information technology, records, reporting, confidentiality, practice management.)

The five domains of general practice provide a comprehensive, robust framework for ensuring that the key skill areas of general practice are included in education and training.

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