Education activities for health professionals
Online breast cancer modules for rural health professionals
Cancer Australia has developed six breast cancer online courses in collaboration with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). The courses are available free of charge on ACRRM’s online learning platform.
- How not to miss a breast cancer – the triple test in practice
- Breast cancer - treatment options
- Breast cancer treatment – managing the impact
- Breast cancer in the family – what does it mean?
- Follow-up and survivorship care for early breast cancer
- The younger woman with early breast cancer
Registration is free.
Online breast cancer module for Aboriginal Health Workers
Cancer Council Victoria and BreastScreen Victoria have developed a module to support the key role Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) play in communicating the importance of screening for breast cancer to Community.
The module will provide tools, skills and resources to help Community, family members and Elders who are eligible to screen, access breast screening and keep Community safe.
The module is hosted on the Cancer Council Victoria Learning Hub.
Online GP learning
Cancer Australia has two online interactive learning modules hosted on the RACGP's online learning platform, gplearning.
- Cancer screening: an evidence-based educational module designed to support the central role that GPs play in discussing and managing cancer screening, including providing evidence-based information to patients so they can make an informed choice about participation in screening.
- Managing breast symptoms: an educational module designed for GPs, breast physicians and practice nurses, focusing on breast cancer and benign breast problems such as breast cysts, mastalgia, fibroadenomas and nipple discharge.
Completion of each module is approved for 40 Category 1 points in the RACGP QI & CPD Program.
Genetic cancers and patient risk
Cancer Council Victoria has released updated training and support resources for GPs to improve their understanding of genetic cancers, patient risk assessments and easy referrals to Familial Cancer Centres.
Training: Referrals to Familial Cancer Centres for BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing
Decision Aid: General Practice referral guide for BRCA1and BRCA2 testing
The training takes about an hour to complete, is free and practical, and offers RACGP and ACRRM professional development credits.