Learn from an expert


In this activity, Dr Barton Jennings, MBBS, FRACP, Specialist in Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Disorders, discusses the importance of spirometry testing in general practice and demonstrates how to interpret spirometry results using real patient case studies.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct spirometry testing, ensuring accurate and repeatable tests
  • Interpret spirometry results and differentiate between various ventilatory function patterns/defects
  • Identify when to refer patients to a specialist.


This education is a CPD activity under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-22 triennium. This activity is designed to take 1 hour to complete.

Other healthcare professionals can still enrol and complete this course. You will receive a certificate upon completion.


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