Cancer Council offering Occupational Cancer GP Education Module
GP Education Module
- Consists of eight sections; four of which focus on specific concerns
- Accredited with RACGP ACRRM
- Primary target audience: General Practitioners
- Secondary target audience: Practice nurses, OHS workers/managers, occupational hygienists
To increase GP awareness of cancers that can be caused by work, and what carcinogens are present in the workplace currently and historically.
- Doctors would seek to ask occupational questions of patients who present with a
- (suspected) specific cancer known to have occupational causes i.e. what was their job and job tasks.
- Be aware of potential carcinogen exposures related to that job.
- Investigate these exposures and if there is a possibility that it could be linked to the cancer type presenting.
- Gain a better understanding of the compensation process and the GPs role in it.
- Doctors would seek to ask occupational questions of patients and noting patients jobs and potential carcinogens they could be exposed to in their current work/role (although not practical for every check-up, but keeping relatively up-to-date).
- Providing the patient with information if they are potentially being exposed to a carcinogen in the workplace.
- A better understanding of what a good occupational exposure history looks like.
- Identify published lists of carcinogens.
- Access published lists of carcinogens.
- Describe how carcinogens are identified.
- Write an exposure history and explain its use.
- Define cancer clusters.
- Name common types of occupational cancers, and identify the workplaces in which they are most prevalent.
- Identify steps to take if an occupational cancer is suspected, or if your patient is being exposed to a carcinogen.
Approximately 1 hour to complete the entire module.
Access the Module
The module can be found on the Cancer Council e-learning page here: https://elearning.cancer.org.au/courses/
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