Investigating the symptoms of lung cancer: a Qstream course for GPs, has been developed by Cancer Australia in collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of lung cancer experts. The course is designed to reinforce key messages of the resource, "Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for GPs" (the Guide).The Guide has been developed to assist GPs with investigation of people who have or may have lung cancer and to support early and rapid referral into the cancer care pathway. It is a general guide to best practice to be followed, subject to the clinician’s judgment in each individual case. The guide is based on the best available evidence and expert consensus in August 2012.
This course is accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for 30 Planned Reflective Professional Development points, and with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for 12 category 2 ALM points, as an incentive for health professionals to participate.
This course is endorsed by ACN according to the Continuing Professional Development Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.
Cancer Australia has commissioned the Workforce Education and Development Group, at The University of Sydney to implement and evaluate the course via the Qstream online learning platform.
Your first step is to click on the "Enrol now for FREE" button. After that you will need to press "Click here to sign up" and create a new account if you are a new user in this system.
You will be sent a one to two short, case-based questions every few days. It will only take a few minutes each day to answer the questions over a period of approximately six weeks.
The questions are repeated over time in a systematic way depending on how you answer them. If you correctly answer a question twice in a row the question is retired and you will not receive it again. You will receive feedback and references after answering each question.
Please feel free to comment on individual questions as you work through the course. A comment box is provided after you have attempted a question. A short, one minute, online evaluation link will also be provided after you have completed the course. We appreciate your feedback.
Cancer Australia gratefully acknowledges the support and input of the members of the project Working Group who contributed their time and expertise to the development of this course.
Cancer Australia sincerely thanks those who provided comment on the course as part of the external review.
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