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190051 - National Cervical Screening Program: Addressing the needs of rural under screened patients.

  • : Online

This is an online learning module when completed alone will attract 2pph when completed with a set of six modules can form part of the ALM; Facet of rural sexual health care. The this module explains the essentials of the the New National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) to be launched in December 2017 and addresses the needs of rural and other under-screened patients whom should be screened under the NCSP. Similar to the other 8 modules in this style the participant with read references, undertake learning activities and reinforcing activities. There is a list of resources for further learning should the GP want greater or more specific understanding. The module will then be evaluated by the participant before completion.

Relevance to General Practice

Greater than 80% of pap tests are done in General Practice (>6% by nurses in Victoria). The entire screening program is to change in December 2017 and this needs to be conveyed to practitioners. There are particular aspects of the new NCSP that need to be understood to enable greater participation of under-screened patients, this module addresses this for rural practitioners and for others seeing under-screened patients.

Learning outcomes
  • The GP will gain working knowledge of the New National Cervical Screening Program which will allow practical application within a clinical setting.
  • The GP will be able to explain the reason for the change in the National Cervical Screening Program and how this will affect your patients.
  • The GP will learn strategies to engage under screened patients in the National Cervical Screening Program.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • An appropriate and respectful physical examination of the patient is undertaken

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • Barriers to equitable access to quality care are addressed

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Relevant data is clearly documented, securely stored and appropriately shared for quality improvement

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Rural health
    • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
    • Women's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
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    190051 - National Cervical Screening Program: Addressing the needs of rural under screened patients.
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    2 hours
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