Prepare for the RACGP AKT and KFP via the Foundations of Australian General Practice Course
The Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201) subject teaches medical knowledge and skills for the RACGP AKT and KFP exams. The course works through the RACGP Fellowship syllabus via examination of disease processes, presentation, clinical examination, diagnosis, investigation, and management. The course also reviews the relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathology for all major systems. The course will allow mastery of the theory necessary for building a solid foundation for performance in the RACGP Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) and the RACGP Key Feature Problem (KFP).
The Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201) is completed online through METC Institute’s advanced Canvas LMS portal. It includes 21 comprehensive modules that form the basis of Australian General Practice. These modules are completed over a course of 42 weeks according to a provided study plan. The course is supported by unlimited access to and support from course tutors. All tutors are specialist medical practitioners that provide expert guidance and clarification individualised to personal requirements.
This course may be completed in isolation, or in conjunction with other RACGP Fellowship preparation courses in order to prepare for the Key Feature Problem (KFP) exam or Applied Knowledge Test (AKT). The course therefore forms part of a program (series of courses) that may be completed by GP registrars as they prepare for Fellowship:
Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201)
Provides the complete syllabus for GP registrars preparing for the Advanced Knowledge Test (AKT) and Key Feature Problem (KFP) exams. The course consists of 21 comprehensive and interactive modules, and is supported by unlimited support from the specialist GP faculty.
RACGP AKT Preparation Course (GP202)
Provides GP registrars with comprehensive practice for the Advanced Knowledge Test (AKT) for the RACGP Fellowship. The course consists of 10 full-length interactive AKT trial exams with unlimited support from the specialist GP faculty.
RACGP KFP Preparation Course (GP203)
Provides GP registrars with comprehensive and reflective practice for the RACGP Fellowship Key Feature Problem (KFP) exam. Fellowship training is facilitated by 10 complete and interactive KFP trial exams along with feedback and unlimited support from the specialist GP faculty.
The Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201) aims to develop medical knowledge and skills in 6 core topic areas that cover the breadth of Australian General Practice. Delivered through 21 in-depth and online theory modules, and supported by personalised correspondence with METC Institute’s expert academic faculty, the course aims to maximise candidate knowledge in the following core topic areas:
- Adult Health (Medicine)
- Adult Health (Surgery)
- Women’s Health (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
- Child Health
- Mental Health
- Population Health
The course also aims to assist GP Registrars in building an extensive knowledge base by directing their efforts more efficiently via specific areas of study and tasks that are relevant to Australian general practice. The breadth and depth of study for the RACGP AKT and KFP is extensively covered and enables registrars to develop knowledge considered fundamental for Australian general practice.
The Foundations of Australian General Practice Course (GP201) is an online course completed by GP registrars over a 42-week study plan. The course consists of 21 online modules that are scheduled to be completed over 1-3 week periods. The course is designed to be conveniently completed around the busy schedule of registrar training.
|Week 1||Module 1 - Integument / Dermatology|
|Week 2-3||Module 2 - Head and Neck / ENT|
|Week 4-6||Module 3 - Nervous System / Neurology|
|Week 7-9||Module 4 - Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedics / Rheumatology|
|Week 10-12||Module 5 - Circulatory System / Heart / Vessels|
|Week 13-15||Module 6 - Respiratory System / Lungs / Chest Wall|
|Week 16-18||Module 7 - Gastrointestinal System / Abdomen / Abdominal Wall|
|Week 19-20||Module 8 - Breast / Endocrine System|
|Week 21-23||Module 9 - Female Reproductive System / Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|Week 24-25||Module 10 - Haemopoietic System / Haematology / Blood / Blood Products|
|Week 26-28||Module 11 - Renal System / Urology / Male Reproductive System|
|Week 29||Module 12 - Mental State / Intellectual Function / Behavioural Problems|
|Week 30||Module 13 - Major Psychiatric Disorders / Drug & Alcohol Abuse|
|Week 31-32||Module 14 - Normal & Abnormal Growth & Development / Child Health / Paediatrics|
|Week 33-34||Module 15 - Nutrition / Metabolism|
|Week 35||Module 16 - Infectious Diseases|
|Week 36||Module 17 - Clinical Pharmacology|
|Week 37||Module 18 - Clinical Oncology|
|Week 38||Module 19 - Clinical Immunology|
|Week 39-40||Module 20 - Critical Care / Anaesthesia / Emergency Medicine|
|Week 41-42||Module 21 - General Practice / Public Health|
|The course is founded on the METC Institute all you can learn model. For the duration of their enrolment, course participants may make unlimited use of the medical and surgical specialist faculty to have their questions answered. Questions and discussion with the course facilitators occurs via the METC Institute online learning portal.|
Participants can ask questions about any aspect of their course, their general studies or their career and will receive a response within 24-hours (business days).
RACGP Fellowship preparation
The METC Institute is committed to delivering GP registrars with comprehensive and high-yield exam preparation courses that are directive, convenient, and emphasise active learning as the ultimate method of study. This course is one of a suite of courses which assist GP registrars through the succession of Fellowship examinations.
Advanced Knowledge Test (AKT)
Online question-based exam. The AKT is sat at the same time as the KFP exam.
Key Feature Problem (KFP) exam
Case-based online exam. The KFP exam is sat at the same time as the AKT.
OSCE (Clinical Exam)
Before attempting the OSCE, candidates must have passed both the AKT and KFP exam.
Successful completion of the AKT, KFP, and OSCE results in RACGP Fellowship.