CPD Online courses


CPD Online Courses

Brief Behaviour Change Counselling

SAAFP members 15% discount

With the collaboration of AOSIS eCPD, all (paid up) SAAFP members will receive a 15% discount on the selling price of the course.

Healthcare professionals will benefit from this course as learning skills are demonstrated that will allow you to deliver Brief Behaviour Change Counselling (based on the best evidence available). Evidence shows that Brief Behaviour Change Counselling from a primary healthcare provider results in between 5–15% of patients changing their behaviour (examples include: increasing physical activity, stopping smoking or substance abuse, eating healthily and taking steps to address obesity or weight problems).

This course introduces a new approach to Brief Behaviour Change Counselling for healthcare professionals. The approach is rooted in both the 5A structure (Ask, Alert, Assess, Assist, and Arrange) and a guiding communication style, based on motivational interviewing principles.

Educational Aim:

This course aims to train healthcare providers from diverse backgrounds, who work in a variety of settings, to use a best practice Brief Behaviour Change Counselling method for patients with risky lifestyle behaviours. Healthcare providers give evidence-based, accurate information, and offer effective guidance and referral.

Course information:

CPD points: 6 points
Effort: 6 hours
Access duration: 6 months

Contributing authors:

Dr Zelra Malan (Presenter)
Prof Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University


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CPD Online Courses

New Guidelines on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy in Primary Care and District Hospitals

SAAFP members 15% discount

With the collaboration of AOSIS eCPD, all (paid up) SAAFP members will receive a 15% discount on the selling price of the course.

Educational Aim:

The aim of this course is to make sure that participants can apply the recommendations made in the Hypertension in pregnancy guidelines (2018/19) to clinical decisions regarding hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in order to substantially reduce the number of maternal deaths from this complex pregnancy-specific disorder.

Course information:

CPD points: 6 points
Effort: 6 hours
Access duration: 6 months

Contributing authors:

Prof Bob Pattinson, University of Pretoria
Prof Mergan Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Prof Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University


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CPD Online/Journal Courses

South African Family Practice

SAAFP members free access

All paid-up SAAFP members have free access to the print CPD activities in the South African Family Practice Journal as well as it’s online CPD courses. Members are automatically registered on the site when they become a member. Username: email address and Password: AFP-4 digit number.


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CPD Online Courses

eCPD Signature Courses

SAAFP members free access

With the collaboration of AOSIS eCPD all paid-up SAAFP members also have free, unlimited access to eCPD’s Signature Courses, giving our members the ability to earn all the required clinical and ethics CEU’s each year at no additional cost.


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