Introduction to Oncology

Overview

Introduction to Oncology Training – This ½ day interactive course will cover background information on oncology. After attending the course participants will have a deeper understanding of many aspects of cancer providing deeper insight when caring for patients at any stage of cancer treatment.

Why Is It Important?

Oncology

There are more than 360,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s nearly 990 every day (2013-2015).

Comorbidity is common among cancer patients meaning that they will come in to contact with many healthcare professionals who may not specialise in dealing with oncological issues.

This course will allow these healthcare professionals to widen their awareness and treat patients holistically.

Introduction to Oncology Training Session Outline

  • Causes of cancer
  • Properties of cancer cells
  • Development of a tumour
  • Diagnosing cancer
  • Grading and staging of tumours

Aimed At

Healthcare professionals, (registered and unregistered) in any setting, acute, outpatient, community, nursing and residential homes, midwifery and child services.

Teaching Methods

A mixture of teaching methods will be used to encourage engagement and ensure adequate understanding and learning. This will include but not be limited to powerpoint presentation, quizzes, breakout groups. It will be an interactive session with participatory learning.

Facilitated by

Oncology trained registered nurse

CPD Accredited

Underpinned by

0203 974 6950

available from 08:30 – 17:30

Address Discovery Park, Innovation House, Innovation Way, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9FD

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