Understand the physical, psychosocial, financial effects of cancer
Cancer is a major burden of disease across the globe. Every year, millions of people are diagnosed with the illness.
This course will explore the importance of cancer survivorship, and show you how to develop an effective care plan for your patients.
You’ll learn about the psychosocial and emotional impact of having cancer, and the possible side effects of treatment.
You’ll find out about new and emerging cancer therapies, and the results on cancer survivors of various age groups.
You’ll understand the strain cancer puts on patients, healthcare systems, and primary care practitioners.
What topics will you cover?
- Communication and coordination of care
- Supportive care
- Surveillance, late and long term effects, and palliative care
- New cancer therapies
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course has been designed for primary healthcare providers including general practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals.
Who developed the course?
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. We are Australia’s number one university and world leader in education, teaching and research excellence.
World rankingTop 40Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is an alliance of ten Victorian organisations committed to cancer control.