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CDI is a world leader in evidence-based continuing education, and we have the solutions for all of your CPD needs. Whether you are just looking for some free informal learning hours to satisfy your annual requirements, or you are seeking something truly exceptional - we have you covered.
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    Will That Disc Herniation Get Better?
    Annular tears are an accepted cause of lower back pain. But how can you tell whether your patient will get better, or perhaps require surgery? Can an MRI help you to decide?
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    Dr Michael Tjeuw - Rheumatologist
    A great insight into the clinical approach of a rheumatologist. What's the role of blood tests and imaging? Is the HLA-B27 test actually useful? How relevant is inflammation?
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    The CDI website is a fabulous resource for high quality informal CPD that is always FREE.

    As soon as you join your MyCPD Portfolio is automatically created. Then, you can read thought-provoking articles on the latest research, watch interviews with specialists, or engage with your peers on our Clinical Forum. And when you’ve finished, just log the time you spent in your Portfolio. You'll receive an emailed certificate as acknowledgment of your studies, and you can print out your entire portfolio at any time. It’s that easy.

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    CDI Online is advanced clinical training in the diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Our diverse library of online learning programs has been carefully designed to represent the vast array of conditions that you need to diagnose and manage in daily practice. There are currently 256 formal learning activity hours (FLA) and this is constantly growing.

    There are different types of online learning activities - each emphasising a key area of knowledge and vital skill set:
    1. Our Diagnostic Drills challenge your current diagnostic skills and take you through a methodical process for differentially diagnosing a diverse set of presenting complaints quickly (such as dizziness, inguinal pain, headache or hand numbness). Each Drill builds a reference library of diagnostic algorithms to refer back to just when you need them in practice.

    2. Our Communication Drills will challenge your ability to handle tricky clinical situations deftly. Each Drill builds skills in explaining your diagnosis and management rationale to medical doctors, helping you to speak and write with confidence and authority when it counts.

    3. Our eLearning Episodes uses video learning in a unique way, built around a common case presentation. They will engage you with patient stories and fantastic visuals that are designed to simulate the patient encounters that you have every day.

    4. Our Clinical MasterClasses are online versions of our live training Modules.
    Our learning activities are available 24 hours a day on the site and, once purchased, you can return to them as often as you like.

    At the end of each activity you have to complete a multiple choice quiz. You must answer all questions correctly to receive your certificate and log the education hours. If you do not score 100% within two attempts, you must wait 24 hours before trying again.

    It is important to note that your Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated based upon your first attempt score with each learning activity. Your activities will also be automatically recorded in your MyCPD Portfolio. You can find out a lot more about how the program works by visiting our Help Centre - FAQ page.
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    The Neck and a Sense of Well-Being
    How could an adjustment to the neck reduce feelings of anxiety? Can mechanical input to the spine alter the neural machinery of emotional stability?
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    Migraine - More Than Just a Headache
    Migraine is typically viewed as a severe form of headache - but it is so much more than this. Inside the brain of the migraineur lies an incredibly complex neurological disease.
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    Diagnosing the Child With Torticollis
    A child with torticollis is often a worry - to the parents and the GP. How would you reassure them that you are knowledgable in paediatric chiropractic care, and that your treatment is safe?
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    A Conceptual Overview of Pain
    We are going to dissect the problem of pain - tendon pain, disc pain, muscle pain, joint pain. The old model was a hard-wired brain with distinct pathways for pain - a separate ‘sensation’ relating to tissue damage. The new model will surprise you.
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You can get started with CDI in as little as 2 minutes. Simply join as a FREE member and then take a look around.

You can immediately preview all of the formal activities before deciding whether any take your interest. If they do, then you can buy some credits securely via PayPal and start learning. If not, there is a wealth of free informal material that will allow you to gain all of your CPD requirements without spending any money.

Credits are available in blocks of 13 hours for only AUD $250 (+GST in Aust). Once you have purchased your credit hours you can use them however you wish. Each formal activity in the library costs either 2 or 3 credits and you receive the equivalent Formal Learning Hour recognition.

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CDI Online Learning is different to any other training program. Here are 7 reasons why...
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1. YOU CAN START ANYWHERE
As a doctor, you learn through clinical experience. Your day is not structured into a series of clinical topics, or based upon a rigid course outline.

Rather, you continuously learn based upon what comes through your door next. So this is how we have designed the our online learning. It is over 250 hours of simulated clinical practice that covers all types of presentations that you encounter. In practice, your next case could be anything. So it's the same with the online learning programs - your learning journey can start anywhere you like.
2. IT'S NOT TOPIC BASED, IT'S PRACTICE BASED
The traditional model of clinical education has been topic-based. A particular discipline is divided into information topics, which are worked through in a structured order. So you might start with the cervical spine and work your way through all of the listed conditions and then the lumbar spine, then the shoulder etc. But this doesn't match the reality of your daily practice.

In contrast, we organise your learning to match what you're dealing with in practice right now. You can complete the learning activities based upon your clinical curiosity, and to match the patient cases that you are currently managing.
3. WE DON'T START WITH THE DIAGNOSIS, WE START WITH A PROBLEM
A 'diagnosis' or 'named condition' doesn't walk through the door of your practice. A patient with a problem to be solved does. The traditional 'topic-based' teaching programs are organised based upon a diagnosis as the start point. You begin with a diagnosis that you wish to study, and then lay out all of the information about that condition and how to recognise it clinically.

However, actual clinical practice works in the reverse. Your patients walk in with a complaint, which requires clinical problem solving to reach a diagnosis. So our online programs have been built that way from the ground up, using case-based exercises in problem solving.
4. IT'S NOT BASED UPON A 'SYLLABUS', BUT ON A 10 YEAR CROSS-SECTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
Over a 10-year period, we have compiled an extensive cross-section of clinical cases from practice - literally what has walked through the door. Each online learning activity starts with a patient scenario, presented in a way that better simulates real clinical practice.

To progress through each activity involves methodically solving a clinical case just as you would each day. For example, if a child presented to you complaining of anterior hip pain - where do you start with your thinking, and how do you work your way through to a diagnosis?
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5. INFORMATION IS CONNECTED, NOT DIVIDED
We do not artificially arrange information in a disconnected way. For example, we don't think of 'imaging of the hip' and 'examination of the hip' as separate topics. Rather, we bring together all of the necessary information that is involved in solving a real case - just like you need to do in practice.

To solve your next case might require you to weave together all sorts of knowledge from different topic areas. For example, the appropriate knowledge base may include lumbar disc pathology, the neurological examination of the lower limbs, an understanding of fat-saturation MRI sequences to identify the most likely pain-producing lesion, best practice management of disc lesions, and how to effectively communicate your diagnosis to the patient's medical doctor.

Under the older educational model, this information would exist under different topic areas and be presented in a separate and disconnected way. Importantly, the powerful effect of bringing that knowledge together to solve a problem is not effectively realised.

In contrast, we weave all of that knowledge together into one learning activity, within the context of solving a clinical problem.
6. WE GIVE YOU NEW INFORMATION WHEN YOUR BRAIN IS THE MOST RECEPTIVE
New information is most relevant when you need it to make a decision. As a clinician, your knowledge is organised and held together by clinical experiences. Patient encounters become the 'glue' that sticks data together into useful knowledge and practical skills.

Each learning activity that we design provides new knowledge within a clinical experience. During the coursework we insert the latest evidence and key clinical distinctions - just when you need it - as each key decision point arises along the way. This approach is the key to strengthening your clinical decision-making and maximizing your learning effectiveness.
7. IT IS EXTREMELY COST-EFFECTIVE AND TIME-EFFECTIVE
CDI's advanced online clinical training has taken over 10,000 hours and over 2.5 million dollars to develop. Our challenge when creating online education was to maintain a high quality learning experience while moving to a web-based medium for delivery. The result is an online format that hugely increases both the cost-viability and time-viability of completing your annual CPD requirements, and achieving board certification. While the total education hours for board certification must include live training, most of the education hours can be now be completed online.

You can find out more about the Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DACO) program here.

Together, all of these factors make CDI's Online Learning Programs a 'stand out' in terms of learning rigour, academic standards, convenience, and cost.
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