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FutureLearn Cancer Survivorship for Primary Care Practitioners

University of Melbourne and Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre via FutureLearn

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  1. FutureLearn
    University of Melbourne and Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
    3 hours/week
    4 weeks
    Paid Certificate Available
    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.

    This course has been designed for primary healthcare providers including general practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals.

    What topics will you cover?
    • Communication and coordination of care
    • Supportive care
    • Surveillance, late and long term effects, and palliative care
    • New cancer therapies

    Taught by
    Jon Emery

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