Investigating the symptoms of lung cancer – a Qstream course for GPs

Cancer Australia is delivering a new online lung cancer course for 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 lung cancer signs and symptoms and the key strategies for promoting early diagnosis and referral of patients who have or may have lung cancer.

Cancer Australia has developed the course based on Investigating symptoms of lung cancer: a guide for GPs (the Guide). The course is one component of a multifaceted suite of implementation activities being developed by Cancer Australia to increase uptake of the key recommendations in the Guide, including an RACGP accredited Active Learning Module.

Investigating the symptoms of lung cancer – a Qstream course for GPs has been developed by Cancer Australia with a multidisciplinary group of lung cancer experts and provides evidence-based professional development opportunities that are accredited by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (12 Category 2 Continuing Professional Development points) and The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (30 Planned Reflective Development points).

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.