OAIC Guide to Health Privacy (M)

Osteopathy Australia eLearning

Content Author: Peter Tzanis & Antony Nicholas

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Peter has worked for over a decade at all levels of the education industry as a teacher, department head and consultant. Peter is the primary contact at Osteopathy Australia for Learning and Development, and is the project manager and lead instructional designer for the eLearning and mentoring projects.

Antony is CEO of Osteopathy Australia, and board director on Allied Health Professions Australia (a peak alliance of allied health professions in Australia) and The International Osteopathic Alliance (a peak, international osteopathic association).  Antony has a diverse career background in health, health promotion, health-consumer rights, education and dispute resolution, mainly within the not-for-profit sector.

About this Course

Recently, a comprehensive guide to health privacy was released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to help keep patients’ personal information safe. This course is designed to help clinicians develop awareness about privacy and protect personal information.

Module 1: What is privacy, what are the principles of privacy and why do they matter in clinical practice?

This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the Privacy Act and some of its key concepts. Participants will learn about:

  • the legislative framework governing privacy for Australian Government agencies

  • key terms including personal information, sensitive information, health information and consent.

  • identifying and explaining the 13 Australian Privacy Principles

Module 2: Privacy Action Plan for your health practice

This module sets out the key practical steps you should take to meet your privacy obligations and protect the personal information you hold.

Estimated CPD hours

3 hours

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