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Online learning modules

Talking to patients about health and weight

This Cancer Council Victoria online learning module will enable primary care health professionals to effectively engage in conversations with patients about health and weight as part of routine care.

Occupational carcinogen exposure and cancer

This online learning modules aims to increase GP’s awareness of workplace carcinogens and associated cancers. The module includes sections on occupational carcinogens in the Australian context, the role of an exposure history, common occupational cancers including lung, skin, bladder and mesothelioma, and the Australian compensation system.

Make Smoking History – Brief advice training

This online learning module aims to support smoking cessation brief advice in general practice. GPs and practice nurses will be introduced to a 3-step brief advice model for providing smoking cessation support to patients.

National Bowel Cancer Screening for Practice Nurses

This Cancer Council WA online learning module provides primary health care nurses with an understanding of the risk factors and symptoms of bowel cancer, different screening tests for bowel cancer, features of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) and duty of care associated with the management of NBCSP participants.

Supervised clinical attachments

Head & neck cancers (Fiona Stanley Hospital)

Participation in the activity will require attendance at two half day sessions at Fiona Stanley Hospital. This activity will provide an opportunity for GPs to further understand the head & neck cancer referral and diagnostic process at the Rapid Access Neck Lump Clinic, including the assessment of “red flag” symptoms, the use of appropriate medical imaging, and interpreting diagnostic tests. GPs will also observe and network with multiple sub-specialists who together make “live” decisions regarding recommended treatment for individual patients. Placements are eligible for up to 40 CPD points.

Palliative care (Metropolitan and regional hospitals)

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) provides an opportunity for those working in primary care to complete a four-day placement within a specialist palliative care service. This activity will help improve skills and develop confidence in caring for people affected by life-limiting illness. Regional and metropolitan placements are available. Placements are eligible for up to 40 CPD points.

PDSA & Audits

Bowel cancer screening PDSA

This bowel cancer screening PDSA activity focuses on improving the capability of the practice to deliver on quality patient care. This PDSA has two cycles, each cycle includes four components: plan the change, do the change, study, and then act on the results. Practices who completed the PDSA will trial the effectiveness of reminder prompts (i.e., letters, SMS, audio message) in encouraging bowel cancer screening participation.

Peer group learning

Coming soon


For enquiries regarding education, please contact the General Practice Cancer Education team:

Phone: 08 9388 4313