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Active Learning Module (ALM) in Obesity and Cancer

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Level 4 Seminar Space

Lowy Cancer Research Centre

UNSW Sydney, New South Wales 2052

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RACGP Activity ID 141084 delivered by the Translational Cancer Research Network (TCRN) & UNSW Sydney's Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE)

This activity addresses both the cancer risk due to obesity and thus the opportunities for prevention and early detection of cancers and obesity in patients living with cancer and the opportunity to intervene in primary care to address this. Prior to and after a workshop participants will be asked review case studies and answer questions about their management online. There is a 5 hour workshop which covers obesity as a risk factor for cancer (and thus an opportunity for prevention) and as a long term complication following cancer treatment. The workshop is interactive and includes panel sessions, role plays, world cafe style small group Q&A with experts and translation into practice. After the workshops participants complete a one hour online module on the management of overweight and obesity in general practice.


Relevance to General Practice

In Australia, the prevalence of obesity rose from 19% to 28% between 1995 and 2014-15, The high prevalence in the community is reflected in the frequency of obesity presentations (29%) in general practice. Among men, overweight and obesity are associated with oesophageal adenocarcinoma, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer, and colon cancer. Among women, there is a strong relationships between overweight and obesity with endometrial cancer, gallbladder cancer, kidney cancer, and oesophageal cancer. Many survivors of cancer have or develop overweight and obesity. This is associated with poorer quality of life and conveys an additional risk of recurrence or new cancers as well as risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The better management of diet, physical activity and weight is seen as a major priority for long term care of cancer survivors including as part of shared care.

Learning outcomes

  1. To identify the risk of particular cancer associated with overweight and obesity
  2. To communicate sensitively and effectively with patients about their weight and support interventions
  3. To identify the prevalence of overweight and obesity in cancer survivors.
  4. To identify how to support cancer survivors to manage their diet, physical activity and weight.
  5. To review the recording of lifestyle risk factors and their management in cancer survivors*

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
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Oncology and palliative care

Partnering organisations

Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network

Activity sponsor

Nil

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

For maps and transport options for getting to and from the venue, please visit: http://www.estate.unsw.edu.au/getting-uni

For those planning to drive to the Lowy Cancer Research Centre (C25) at UNSW Sydney, Parking on the University campus is free on weekends, with the closest parking facility accessible via Gate 11 on Botany Street. The venue is a short 3 minute walk from the Botany Street Parking Station (H25).

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