Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Learning resources


The following resources provides a link to self- directed learning resources related to aged care and to clinical practice.


E-Ageing provides online education materials which are interactive, engaging, case-based, locally relevant and delivered in a seamless browsing experience. New modules which are not only technologically advanced, but that have an inter-professional, case-based focus, are most likely to meet the needs of learners and teachers. The aim of the e-Ageing project is to provide foundational case based, multi-disciplinary online education modules in aged care.

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative

Health care associated infections (HCAI) are a major and growing issue in the quality and safety of health care, in both the hospital and community settings. HCAIs require urgent national consideration and action.

HCAIs have been nominated as a priority area by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). Improved healthcare worker hand hygiene (HH) is the highest priority area to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Reliable indicators of HH compliance are essential, and mechanisms for the wider implementation and monitoring are required. Online learning packages are available on this site.


Wounds West is an innovative project that aims to improve wound prevention and management throughout Western Australia. The three key components are advice, education and audit. Online learning packages are available on this site.

Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit, membership based, research and development organisation based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world. The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally.

We provide you with the best available evidence to inform your clinical decision-making at the point of care. The full range of JBI resources can be accessed via the UWA library.

Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal

Australia’s Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal. It has been developed to help Australian clinicians and policy-makers access clinical practice guidelines via a single entry point.

This portal is an initiative of the National Health and Medical Research Council as part of our mandate to build a healthier Australia.