Defence Update Now Available Online!

MDA National's publication for practicing doctors, Defence Update, is now available in an online format as well as in hard copy, allowing Members and readers to respond to, or comment on, the latest news and articles. The new format also provides instant access to:

  • extended versions of articles
  • reference material and
  • an archive of information and case studies.

You can join the conversation by viewing Defence Update online now. Or, if you prefer, you can view the PDF version here.

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Educational Activity

MDA National continues its accredited educational activity as part of the Winter 2012 issue of Defence Update. Completion of the Defence Update education activity will also be recognised as completion of MDA National’s Premium Support Scheme (PSS) risk management requirements for the financial year in which the completed education activity document is received by MDA National.

Complete the following steps if you would like to receive continuing professional development (CPD) points or PSS recognition for the Defence Update – Winter 2012 education activity:

  • Read Defence Update Winter 2012.
  • Complete the questionnaire about the content of Defence Update Winter 2012.
  • Complete the activity evaluation that follows and provide your contact details.
  • Return this completed Education Activity document to MDA National by email, fax or post (see the end of the evaluation form for contact details).
  • Receive the certificate of completion and then report to your college’s CPD program if it is a self-reporting program. MDA National will report points for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) CPD Program, and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Professional Development Program (PDP) on your behalf.

Your completion certificate will be accompanied by a document that provides answers or Defence Update citations for the questionnaire items for your further review and understanding.

MDA National is working on having the Defence Update education activity available in an online format as soon as possible.

Defence Update - Winter 2012 has been accredited with the following Colleges for CPD points:

College CPD program

CPD accreditation details - 2014  

RACGP QI&CPD ProgramPending  
ACRRM PDP Pending  
Australian and New Zealand
College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) CPD Program
RANZCO CPD Program Pending  
Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Pending 
Royal Australian and New Zealand
College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
1 point; CPD points for this activity can be claimed in Category 2.3 – Risk Management Activities of the Clinical Radiology CPD Program 

Please return the completed questionnaire and evaluation form to MDA National to be recorded and reported (to those Colleges who require this). Certificates of participation will be sent to all participants and participants may self-report to their College if appropriate.