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  • 45 mins of CPD

    A 35 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

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What you'll learn in this expert session

The self-collection pathway for cervical cancer screening is a gamechanger for many reasons. First, it makes it more accessible to many women. Second, it allows even more health professionals to offer screening. Third, it opens all sorts of opportunities to innovate in terms of increasing access and acceptability.  

Healthed surveyed over 1,000 health professionals to understand their questions and issues regarding cervical cancer screening. Prof Deb Bateson has used these survey insights to understand the most frequently asked questions on this issue, which she and her colleague Dr Rebecca South will answer. The questions include: Who is suitable for self-collection? Who needs a co-test? How do you explain self-collection to your patients? What is the screening and diagnostic pathway? What opportunities for innovation does this pathway provide? They provide a multitude of practical tips as they discuss these and many other important issues.

About the Experts

Prof Deborah Bateson

Deborah Bateson is Professor of Practice at The Daffodil Centre in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney, and formerly Medical Director at Family Planning NSW. Deborah has worked as a clinician, researcher and educator in sexual and reproductive health for around 20 years with a focus on equitable access to evidence-based contraception, safe abortion care and cervical screening services nationally and internationally. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health of the Royal College of Obstetricians, a board member of the International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals (FIAPAC) and a recipient of the RANZCOG Excellence in Women’s Health Award. Deborah is co-author of the Therapeutic Guidelines on contraception and medical abortion and provides frequent commentary on a wide range of women’s health issues to the media.

Dr Rebecca South

Dr Rebecca South is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds a Diploma with The Royal Australian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society. With a strong interest in sexual and reproductive health, she worked for 12 years at Family Planning NSW as a clinician and as a medical educator. She is now the clinical lead at Inner West Women’s Health in suburban Sydney and also works in mainstream general practice. Dr South really enjoys teaching and she has developed and delivered training modules for GPs in cervical screening, IUD and Implanon insertion and medical abortion.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Cervical Cancer Screening - Expert Panel Answers for FAQs

    • Summary

    • Video lecture (35 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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