New occupational cancer e-learning module

21 Mar 2019

AMA members are advised of a new occupational cancer e-learning module available through the Cancer Council.

In some Australian workplaces, employees are exposed to a diverse range of possible carcinogens at higher concentrations and for longer periods of time than the general public. It has been estimated that 3.6 million Australians are exposed to at least one carcinogen at work and approximately 5000 cancers each year are caused by workplace exposures.

Cancer Council has developed an e-learning module to increase GP’s awareness of workplace carcinogens and cancers. The module includes sections on occupational carcinogens in the Australian context, the role of an exposure history, common occupational cancers including lung, skin, bladder and mesothelioma, and the Australian compensation system.

The 60-minute module is accredited with both RACGP and ACRRM. You can complete the module by registering at the Cancer Council’s e-learning website.