AHCWA’s Training and Development Centre delivers a number of accredited and non-accredited qualifications and workshops providing culturally appropriate education and training to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people across Western Australia. This November, AHCWA’s Cancer Education Course for Aboriginal Health Professionals was held in Broome. Nine participants attended the training, three of whom had travelled from Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation in Coober Pedy, South Australia. They were joined by AHP’s from Kununurra, Karrartha, Halls Creek and Broome.
Various subject expert presented to the group as part of the training, including Cassandra Clayforth and Liz Bakowski from Cancer Council Western Australia. Presentations were also made by Kay Walley from Cervical Cancer Screening and Kaylene Bowes-Smith from Breast Cancer Screening Western Australia. Dr Hooi Ee, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s leading gastroenterologist presented on the bowel cancer screening program.
The training featured site visits to Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation, Blue House and Broome Hospital Tele chemotherapy unit, and participants completed various assessments, including group presentations on bowel and cervical cancers.
To find out more about the this free training program for Aboriginal health professionals, please contact AHCWA’s Training and Development Coordinator at [email protected] or call (08) 9227 1631