Explain the burden that cancer, as a chronic disease, puts on patients, health care systems, and society and the evolving role of the Primary Care Practitioner
Apply the models of care, optimal care pathways and clinical guidelines that guide survivorship care
Identify the psychosocial impacts of cancer and its treatments
Describe the risk of new primary, local or metastatic recurrences and their temporal pattern
Identify the consequences of cancer treatment on cancer survivors and the opportunities new therapies provide
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.
Communication and coordination of care
Surveillance, late and long term effects, and palliative care
New cancer therapies
This course has been designed for primary healthcare providers including general practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals.