The Urgent Care Course (UCC) is a one-year course which prepares RNZCUC registrars for the primary examination UCPEX. The UCC and UCPEX are both part of the urgent care training programme, and compulsory for RNZCUC Fellowship.  The UCC is hosted by the Goodfellow Unit of the University of Auckland.

Registrars are provided a login so they can access the material.  The urgent care course is accessed via the learner’s profile page and is not visible publicly on the Goodfellow e-learning page (which itself is a valuable resource for learning). RNZCUC asks GFU to apply a code to your profile, which then makes the urgent care course visible on your profile page. Once logged in, click on “view profile”.

The material is regularly reviewed and updated, with the latest major update being completed in 2020.  Registrars will be updated via the newsletter on which modules have been updated.

The aims of these online e-learning modules are:

  • To give doctors the knowledge, skills and attitudes to safely practise urgent care in a supervised setting.
  • To provide reference material for self-directed learning.
  • To emphasize certain attitudes:
      • Recognition of one’s limitations.
      • Knowing when to call for help.
      • To reassess current practice in the light of latest knowledge.

The online modules are listed below:

  • 1: Medicine
  • 2: Orthopaedics
  • 3: Plastic Surgery
  • 4: Surgery/Urology
  • 5: Paediatrics
  • 6: Ophthalmology
  • 7: ENT
  • 8: O&G/Sexual health
  • 9: Toxicology
  • 10: Psychiatry
  • 11: Environmental
  • 12: Trauma
  • 13: Miscellaneous
  • 14: Radiology
  • 15: Academic integrity
  • Red Rash module is accessible via learning modules provided by Goodfellow Unit.

Quizzes are being added to each module to aid learning and confirm completion.