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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - APNA

Are you confident about your role in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program?

An easy online learning module is now available with limited FREE places to APNA members and non-members. For more information please contact

After completing the module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the symptoms associated with bowel cancer
  • Identify bowel cancer risk factors and list measures to reduce bowel cancer risk
  • Identify who is eligible for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and how often patients should be screened
  • Understand your duty of care in relation to patients in the program and those currently ineligible for the program
  • Identify the type of FOBT the program uses
  • Understand the process for dissemination of FOBT kits to eligible people
  • Manage queries about using an FOBT
  • Understand how to manage patients with a positive or negative FOBT result
  • Obtain general practice assessment forms and submit forms to the register.

Members who complete this course will be able to claim 1 CPD hour.

This page was last updated on: Monday, March 4, 2013

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