Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sarcoma UK has been involved in the development of two new BMJ e-learning modules aimed at helping GPs understand the main types of osteosarcoma in children.  The Department of Health commissioned  BMJ Learning to develop these modules as part of the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI) and Sarcoma UK was asked to provide background evidence, advice and information.

Earlier diagnosis of osteosarcoma is vital to improve outcomes for children and these modules encourages GPs to think about issues of late diagnosis for osteosarcoma in relation to children.

The first part focuses on “Diagnosing osteosarcoma and brain tumours in children” and is a text module using the BMJ format of incorporating an interactive case history. The second part focuses on “Diagnosing osteosarcoma and brain tumours in children – communication skills” and is a video based module focusing on the importance of communication skills in cancer diagnosis for children, teenagers and young people.

The modules can be viewed by signing into BMJ Learning:  http://www.bmj.com/login or at
http://learning.bmj.com/learning/module-intro/sarcomas-brain-tumours-children.html?moduleId=10042893&locale=en_GB
http://learning.bmj.com/learning/module-intro/.html?moduleId=10042911&locale=en_GB