FAQ

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  1. How are courses added to this website? (view)
    Answer:

    Courses for inclusion at this website must be approved by either the council, in the case of activities developed by employees of the council or contracted third parties, or by a member association, in the case of activities developed by employees of the council or contracted third parties.

  2. How are CPD activities recorded? (view)
    Answer:

    The PBA requires practising podiatrists to maintain a log of CPD activities including a plan of learning objectives and evidence of activities undertaken such as certificates of completion and or evidence of attendance, notes from a CPD activity (for example a case study, a literature review or reflection on a journal article).

    Some activities will require you to lodge, for instance, a reflective essay, at this website in which case your record is automatically established. At other times you will be required to upload, for example, a certificate of completion.

  3. How Do I Find More CPD Activities I Can Engage In? (view)
    Answer:

    Although we make every effort to ensure member association CPD activities are all listed that may not always be the case. If you are looking for other activities contact your member association direct or browse its website.

  4. How Do I Find More On Costs and Hours of CPD Activities? (view)
    Answer:

    By going to the CPD Content Browser you will be able to see the entire listing of activities/courses currently available.  The cost of each CPD activity can be found at the foot of the description of the activity.  The CPD hour value of each activity can be found at the end of the title of the activity.  Please note that this measure does not necessarily reflect the time taken to complete an activity – issues such a difficulty and complexity also come into play.

  5. How Do I Find Out More About CPD? (view)
    Answer:

    CPD is commonplace across all of allied health and indeed for most professions. The Podiatry Board of Australia website has quite extensive coverage of the subject at http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx

     

  6. How do I record my CPD hours? (view)
    Answer:

    CPD hours are automatically recorded by this system when the activity has being ticked completed.

    When the activity is marked completed the user is given the option of allocating the hours to the PBA categories as outlined in the PBA's CPD guidelines.

  7. How Do I See my CPD progress to date? (view)
    Answer:

    You can view your CPD progress and hours by going to the CPD Activity Report page.

    This link is listed on the right hand section of the page.

    The CPD Activity Report page graphically charts your progress and also shows the activities broken down according to PBA categories and requirement.

  8. Useful Links (view)
    Answer:

    A range of links to other websites for the foot health professional including teaching institutions, associations and health funds can be found on this page.

    If you know of a non-commercial website you considerpromotes good foot health and would like to see it in this section please contact the Website Editor. 

  9. What are Podiatry Board of Australia(PBA) Continuing Professional Development(CPD) requirements? (view)
    Answer:

    Planning CPD activities

    The PBA urges podiatrists to plan their CPD activities by involving peers, mentors and supervisors, and taking into account consumer feedback. Podiatrists should work on their limitations, review best practice standards, and work on areas of interest or strengths.

    The PBA CPD guidelines are here in full and you will find included in the guidelines a self directed learning form that may may assist in the planning process.

     

    Record of CPD activities

    The PBA requires practising podiatrists to maintain a log of CPD activities including a plan of learning objectives and evidence of activities undertaken such as certificates of completion/evidence of attendance, notes from a CPD activity (for example a case study, a literature review or reflection on a journal article).

  10. Why is my completion summary underreporting the hours I have completed? (view)
    Answer:

    You may have completed more hours in a category than allowed by the PBA.

    Please check your allocations against the PBA guidelines. If you feel an anomaly remains please email us on contactcpd@apodc.com.au describing the problem and we will be in touch.

     

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