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ONLINE EDUCATION MODULE -101 – LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice in Health Care


Module Overview

This module will provide you with an introduction to the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities, common barriers that exist for LGBTIQ+ people accessing health care services and the importance of inclusive language in health care settings. Completing this module provides nurses with the opportunity to enhance reflection on their role as a primary health care nurse in relation to their own inclusive practice.

As part of best practice and ensuring nurses are working to and expanding their scope of practice, this module aims to broaden nurses understanding of LGBTIQ+ communities.

Estimated Duration

1 hour

If you wish to take a break from the module at any stage, you can return to any completed page by using the index at the beginning of the module.

About the Author

This module was developed by Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) in partnership with LGBTIQ+ Health Australia.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the key terms relevant to LGBTIQ+ communities
  • Discuss the diversity of LGBTIQ+ communities, including the importance of intersectionality
  • Describe the barriers that exist for LGBTIQ+ people accessing health care services
  • Explain the importance of inclusive language in health care settings and how legislation and the Nurses Code of Conduct relate to LGBTIQ+ communities and inclusive care

Target Audience 

Suitable for any healthcare professional working in primary health care including general practice.

What you’ll get

At the completion of each module you will be presented with a brief online assessment that will test your underpinning knowledge.

To fully complete the course and claim your full CPD hours, we recommend you also complete the corresponding survey at the end. It only takes a few minutes to complete.

Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the ‘My Training’ section of APNA Online Learning.