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ICGP Education Programme 2023-2024

Start planning your learning for the next Professional Competence Scheme (PCS) year and explore the variety of expert, GP-led blended learning courses on offer. We offer flexibility to register for full courses or individual modules covering a vast array of topics as detailed below.

Courses Available

Dermatology in Practice

Aligned with the Dermatology National Clinical Programme (NCP) objectives and with the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) this course provides sound understanding of common dermatological presentations in general practice and enables the successful management of patients' dermatological problems. Open to GPs, Practice Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Community Gynaecology

Gain expertise in managing a range of patients' gynaecological problems through a variety of topics including contraception, menopause, abnormal bleeding, sexual health, endometriosis and many more. Open to GPs, Practice Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Care of the Older Person

Increase your existing knowledge in caring for the older person in topics such as multi-morbidity, fraility, nutrition, bone health, falls prevention, continence, mental health residential care medicine and medicine management. Open to GPs, Practice Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Better Safer Prescribing

This course will deal with the complexity of therapeutics, signposting to specific resources of most benefit for doctor and patient alike. Topics will address the need to reduce unnecessary medication burden, adverse drug reactions and interactions leading to positive outcomes for patients.

Management in Practice

Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of a GP practice. The course is open to GPs, Practice Managers and other practice staff members interested in learning about management competencies that are relevant and applicable to their everyday practice.

Diploma in Musculoskeletal Injury Management

In conjunction with the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (FSEM) RCPI & RCSI this course helps participants understand musculoskeletal soft tissue dysfunction as it presents in the practice and further prepares GPs to recognise, assess and manage these disorders.

Certificate in Palliative Care

Run jointly by the ICGP and the Irish Hospice Foundation, the course supports and encourages GPs to take a holistic and structured approach to caring for patients with life-limiting conditions and at end of life.

Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (LFOM)

This course run over two years provides GPs with an overview of the range of topics relevant to occupational medicine and helps in preparation for the LFOM examination run by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI.