Professional development and screening

We support health professionals through professional development initiatives to enhance individual skills and foster a high quality breast cancer workforce.

BreastScreen NSW speakers

To arrange for a BreastScreen NSW professional to talk about breast screening at your practice please contact BreastScreenNSW through the online contact us form.

Breast Imaging Clinical Education Program

The Breast Imaging Clinical Education Program (BICEP) is a continuing professional development initiative of BreastScreen NSW.  It was developed in collaboration with the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney. 

The BICEP is intended for diagnostic radiographers performing breast imaging at BreastScreen NSW Screening and Assessment Services, private practices, public and private hospitals.  Radiographers from overseas and non-BreastScreen NSW staff are able to complete the BICEP following negotiation with the relevant service. 

BICEP has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) and is currently available as a postgraduate unit at the University of Sydney.

For more information, please contact our State Radiographer.

Cancer Institute NSW Breast Imaging Clinical Fellowship Program

The Cancer Institute provides an annual Fellowship Program as a key Radiologist workforce strategy. The Program aims to support advanced Radiology trainees or newly qualified Radiologists to undertake further training and research in breast imaging.

For more information about this Program contact the State Radiographer.

BreastScreen Reader Assessment Strategy

The BreastScreen Reader Assessment Strategy (BREAST) is a program based on digital screen reading test sets designed to assess performance of screen readers and to provide immediate feedback to individual readers and BreastScreen Services. The BREAST program is a collaboration between BreastScreen NSW and the University of Sydney.

For more information, please visit the BREAST website.

Graduate Diploma of Mammography

Charles Sturt University’s Graduate Diploma of Mammography has been developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Radiography, BreastScreen Australia and the Department of Health and Ageing to combat a workforce shortage in mammography. This one-year, full-time course was developed to provide an alternative model for training. Mammographic Technologists who do not come from a radiography background. Previously, radiographers were the only health professionals qualified to work in mammography, but this course provides a pathway for graduates of health and science courses to develop the knowledge and skills to become mammographic technologists. For More information, please visit the Charles Sturt University website.

Breast cancer online module

This online module was developed by Cancer Australia in collaboration with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM). It is part of a series about breast cancer treatment and care developed by this collaborative effort. This module has been accredited with ACRRM for 1 Core PDP Point and with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) QA&CPD for 2 category 2 points.

Breast cancer in the family - what does it mean?

This online module was developed by Cancer Australia in collaboration with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. It addresses the importance of assessing a family history of breast and ovarian cancer in your patients, and identifies risk-reducing strategies for women who are found to be at increased risk. This module has been accredited with ACRRM for 1 Core PDP Point and with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) QI&CPD for 2 category 2 points. 

 

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