Free online training for GPs prostate cancer care

  9 August 2019  Cancer Council Victoria   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

GPs looking to learn the latest in prostate cancer care can complete a free, one-hour online learning module. The course has been developed with the support of Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the University of Melbourne and is RACGP and ACRRM accredited to earn professional development points.

This evidence-based training course uses case studies to illustrate steps in prevention, early detection, initial investigation and referral pathways for prostate cancer patients.

With prostate cancer the second most common cancer diagnosed in men in Australia and the third most common cause of cancer death, it’s important to be across the latest cancer care pathways.

At the completion of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the current evidence related to prevention, early detection, presentation, initial investigation and referral for prostate cancer.
  • Use evidence-based tools and resources to determine patients’ risk of prostate cancer and help asymptomatic patients decide whether to proceed with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing.
  • Identify how to access local diagnostic imaging and specialist appointment referral pathways for patients presenting with signs and symptoms of prostate cancer.

The training module uses the Optimal Care Pathways series of resources, a national standard for high-quality cancer care, endorsed by Cancer Australia, the National Cancer Expert Reference Group (NCERG) and all state and territory governments.

 Access the training module

By Cancer Council Victoria.

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