This activity is a dual educational initiative for GPs and dentists focusing on increasing awareness of head and neck cancer with regards to prompt patient identification and optimal referral to a specialist or Head and Neck Cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) for further management and how to provide long term support for people living with head and neck cancer.
By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe changes in demographics and trajectory in head and neck cancer epidemiology
- Identify specific signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer in comparison to non-malignant lesions
- Select the optimal referral pathway for patients with suspected head and neck cancer
- Outline the unique long term survivorship support needs of people living with head and neck cancer.
- GP: Perform oral and neck examination to identify signs of head and neck cancer
- DENTIST: Perform oral and extraoral examinations to screen for oral and related malignancies
This education is a CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2023-25 triennium. It will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
This education is a CPD Accredited Activity under the ACRRM PDP Program for the 2023-25 triennium. It will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
This activity has been endorsed by the ADA for 1 hour of continuing professional development.
Arterial Education has partnered with Head and Neck Cancer Australia to produce this
Other healthcare professionals can still enrol and complete this course. You will receive a certificate upon completion.
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