The following topics are covered as part of the training:
- How cancer develops, lifestyle risk factors that can lead to cancer and
how people can reduce their risk, imparted in a way that is appropriate and understood by the community.
- Working with health organisations and services to raise awareness about cancer.
- Cancer prevention and early detection, including national screening programs.
- How to assist people accessing reliable and current information about cancer.
- How to support Aboriginal clients with cancer and their families.
- How to organise follow-up care for cancer patients, and
- How to access palliative care and support.
Course content is delivered by presenters from the Cancer Council WA, WA Country Health Service, WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, WA Department of Health Bowel Cancer Screening Program, BreastScreen WA, WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Broome Hospital and the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach.