eLearning module:
Clinical management and screening for bowel cancer.

Designed for those working in general practice.
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Learning outcomes


  • Describe the appropriate management for patients based on the presenting symptom(s).
  • Identify the appropriate management for eligible patients participating in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
  • Encourage eligible patients to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program by identifying and addressing barriers and enablers to screening.  
  • Outline the role of general practice health professionals in contributing to the success of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Continuing professional development (CPD).


This module is accredited for two CPD hours with the RACGP (Activity ID: 524913). To receive CPD hours, please provide your CPD number at the end of the module.

acrrm pdp hours

This activity is accredited with the ACRRM. To receive CPD points, please provide your PDP number at the end of this module.

cpd for nurses

Upon completion of the module, nurses will receive a Certificate of Completion as evidence of your continuing professional development.

Module content

This module comprises two units. Unit 1 includes information on the epidemiology and burden of bowel cancer in Australia, along with the associated risk factors and symptoms. Additionally, it explores the various ways in which bowel cancer may present in general practice. Unit 2 covers the role of bowel cancer screening in general practice, encompassing the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Throughout both units, there will be intermittent brief knowledge assessments. The module is expected to require approximately two hours for completion, and you can revisit it at any time.

This course was reviewed and updated in January 2024.