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Breast cancer Qstream - primary care across the cancer continuum

Cancer Australia is delivering a new online breast cancer course for rural health professionals (GPs and nurses) via the Qstream online learning platform.  It will be of interest to health professionals who want to know more about the investigation of a new breast symptom, appropriate treatment, psychosocial support and follow-up care for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Qstream – primary care across the cancer continuum has been developed by Cancer Australia with a multidisciplinary group of breast cancer experts and provides evidence-based professional development opportunities that are accredited by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and The Australian College of Nursing. 

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. Qstream is a flexible method of online education designed to allow learners, and educators to harness the benefits of spaced education, which consists of spacing and repeating material over time to improve learning retention. Participants can receive and answer questions via their email, Facebook page or text messaging service.

Participants are invited to enrol in the courses and also register to take part in the evaluation, which will assist Cancer Australia to continue to assess the benefits of Qstream in the delivery of flexible online professional development.

Enrolment in the Qstream course requires a few minutes every few days to answer one or two clinical case-based questions over a period of approximately six weeks.