MJD Foundation

RAHC eLearning

RAHC Sharon MJDFRemote Area Health Corps (RAHC) and MJD Foundation (MJDF) launch a new eLearning module for Machado Joseph Disease.

On 15th November the Darwin MJDF team along with our CEO Nadia Lindop, Emma Murphy (MJDF Project Team lead) and our Darwin clients attended our new e-Learning module launch at Parliament House in Darwin with nearly 60 attendees.

Thanks to the Federal Government's Department of Health, the MJDF received funding to develop a new eLearning module with RAHC to complement RAHC's existing suite of health modules primarily aimed at health professionals that are new to working in remote communities.

All health professionals now have a direct source of online clinical information that is free and CPD-approved, when preparing to work remote and faced with seeing a patient with Machado Joseph Disease for the first time.

The e-Learning module (which takes around 2-3 hours to complete) covers aspects of Machado Joseph Disease such as genetic features and prevalence, along with symptom management such as incontinence, mobility issues, speech/swallowing difficulty, sleep disturbances, muscle cramping and pain, and social & emotional wellbeing.

The Hon. Natasha Fyles MLA, Minister for Health kindly offered to sponsor the event. The Hon. Luke Gosling MP, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP attended along with Dr Tony Austin (RAHC Chairman), Tanya Brunt (RAHC CEO), Aaron Richardson (RAHC Clinical Coordinator) and Bruce Armstrong (Aspen Medical CEO). Richard Fejo, who is a Larrakia Traditional Owner performed the Welcome to Country.

The Hon Warren Snowden officially launched the eLearning module, and it is now available on the RAHC web page http://www.rahc.com.au/elearning

The MJDF has also produced postcards which are available for health service providers.

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