Certificate Course in Acute Clinical Oncology


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Important information

Typology Intensive course
Level Advanced
Methodology Online
Location Hyderabad
Duration 8 Weeks
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Intensive course
  • Advanced
  • Online
  • Hyderabad
  • Duration:
    8 Weeks
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

Cancer medicine is a rapidly evolving area and this course aims to equip delegates with the knowledge they need to appreciate the complexity of the presentation, diagnosis and management of acute presentations of the disease. The course includes extensive use of case studies to illustrate common problems and will give the delegates the skills they need to critically appraise the most current research and developments. This eight week course will be delivered wholly online and will be highly interactive with audio-visual presentations, case based interactive discussion boards, blogs and Wikis. Material created by students during the course, including the discussion boards, will be moderated by experts in the field who will provide formative feedback. Throughout the duration of the course students will have full access to the electronic library and e - learning resources.

Facilities (1)
Where and when



Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
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8th floor, Life Sciences Building, Apollo Hospitals Complex,Film Nagar, 500096


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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

On successful completion of the module, the student will be able to: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the clinical presentations of cancer including the underlying molecular processes and disease staging ; Reflect critically upon clinical decision making within a multi-disciplinary approach; Analyse and evaluate critically relevant literature, protocols, guidance and policies to ensure current, evidence based practice in relation to the management of acute oncological emergencies and the dying patient; Evaluate critically the literature on the molecular basis of the disease, appropriate symptom management, the management of toxicity and associated adverse drug reactions to inform patient management; Reflect critically upon their own development with emphasis on the identification of professional learning needs ; Reflect critically on clinical activity and the limitations of their role and that of other disciplines within the practice setting to ensure patient safeguarding.

· Who is it intended for?

Medicine graduates looking for an intellectually challenging and exciting career with a range of opportunities in the public and private sectors

· Requirements

Bachelors of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS, Allopathic Doctors, MD, MS

· What happens after requesting information?

Required: Scanned copy of the Application form to be emailed to along with Academic certificates

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What you'll learn on the course

Cancer Pathology
Oncology Medical
Oncology and haematology research
Haematology and radiotherapy
Oncology Research
Cancer Biology
Clinical Oncology
Acute clinical oncology

Teachers and trainers (1)

Apollo Hospitals
Apollo Hospitals
Apollo Hospitals

Course programme

Basic Sciences and principles of management of malignant disease
Histological classification
Principles of Management
i. Surgery
ii. Chemotherapy and biologicals
iii. Radiotherapy

Acute Presentations related to complications of malignant Disease
Malignant Spinal Cord Compression
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Malignant Pleural Effusion
Malignant Ascites
Lymhangitis Carcinomatosis
Pericardial Effusions and Cardiac Tamponade
Malignant Bowel Obstruction
Brain metastases
Carcinoma Unknown primary

Acute presentations related to complications of Systemic Anti- Cancer treatment
Nausea and Vomiting
Neutropenic Sepsis
Hypersensitivity reaction to chemotherapy
Extravasation of chemotherapeutic agents
Tumour lysis syndrome
Skin toxicity

Acute Presentation related to complication of Radiotherapy
Acute radiation skin toxicity
Radiation Pneumonitis

Palliative Care
Management of common disease related Symptoms
i. Pain
ii. Nausea and Vomiting
iii. Constipation
iv. Cough and Dyspnoea
v. Anorexia and Cachexia
vi. Delirium and hallucinations
Care of the Dying

Additional information

This module will be taught using an interactive style utilising key examples of where theory links to practice. The overall teaching strategy is informed by social theories of learning such as Social Constructivism, which suggests communication and collaboration impact upon the reflection, internalisation and construction of new knowledge amongst learners. In practice, this will be based upon online delivery of content with a major focus on problem solving, reflection and discussion. All teaching and learning will be supported through the electronic environment including: the use of multimedia formats to cater for multimodal learner's e.g. video clips and podcasts; as well as opportunities for reflection and discussion through forums and blogs/Wikis. Students will be encouraged throughout the course to critically reflect upon their professional development utilising Schon's reflective practitioner model and other appropriate materials. Course Structure and Delivery The course will be delivered wholly online and students will have electronic access to a variety of resources which will support learning throughout the module. Each week, topics will be taught through a narrated video presentation with the content

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