•   2hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 1.0
  •   Review due: January 2019

This module is designed to provide all health professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide best practice treatment and support for people affected by lung cancer.


This module describes the pathophysiology of lung cancer, and presents health and support needs, treatment approaches and principles of care for people with lung cancer.


Content Includes:

  1. Why is the module important for health professionals?
  2. Best practice management of lung cancer in Australia
  3. Understanding lung cancer
  4. The patient experience during and after lung cancer treatment
  5. Supportive Care interventions for people affected by lung cancer
  6. Ensuring coordinated care for people with lung cancer
  7. Early integration of palliative care
Assessment title
  eLearning guide

Additional Information

This resource was developed by Cancer Australia.

Acknowledgements to Queensland University of Technology, the University of Sydney, and a multidisciplinary group of lung cancer experts for their collaboration in the development of this resource.

Female doctor looking at lung X-ray images

What you will achieve

  • Apply principles of best practice lung cancer care in your practice
  • Discuss the implications of histopathology and staging of lung cancer in planning lung cancer management and care
  • Discuss current treatment approaches for the management of different types and stages of lung cancer
  • Identify strategies to individualise treatment approaches and support patient involvement in decisions about their care 
  • Describe the common disease and treatment-related effects associated with lung cancer
  • Discuss the role of supportive and palliative care in the lung cancer pathway

Who is this course for?

General practitioners, medical residents, basic physician trainee, cancer nurses (beginning specialist to specialist level), cancer nurse coordinators and allied health professionals.


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