Cancer Care in Primary Care Ireland

Duration: 6 Weeks

University College Cork

Welcome to the Cancer Care in Primary Care programme, a pioneering postgraduate course designed for healthcare professionals. This programme is a collaboration between iheed and University College Cork, with learner enrolment fully funded by MSD.

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Cancer Care in Primary Care Ireland Programme Details

Over a span of six weeks, you will engage in case-based learning aligned with the National Cancer Strategy, focussed on prevention, early diagnosis, and enhancing the patient experience during and after treatment. Endorsed by UCC, this programme offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation through ICGP, NMBI and IIOP.

Next course start date: November 2023

Duration: 6 Weeks

Format: Fully online

Total fees: Fully funded by MSD

Who is the Cancer Care in Primary Care course for?

Who is the Cancer Care in Primary Care course for?

Professional Registration: Must be a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist registered with their respective professional body in Ireland.

Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English is required to ensure effective participation in the programme.

Technical Requirements: Access to a laptop or desktop computer equipped with a microphone, speakers, and webcam is essential. Additionally, reasonable broadband coverage is necessary.

A World-Class Learning Experience

A World-Class Learning Experience

Developed by world-leading oncology specialists, the Cancer Care in Primary Care course provides an unparalleled online education experience, blending self-directed learning with tutor-led team-based learning. Students will interact and engage in:

  • Weekly synchronous online tutorials throughout the course

  • Highly interactive content and tutor-moderated discussion forums

  • Reflective exercises to test your thinking and learning application

The flexibility of the course structure is particularly beneficial for busy healthcare professionals, allowing for a seamless integration of learning into your demanding schedules.

Testimonials from our alumni attest to the transformative impact of this course, both in terms of skill enhancement and career advancement.

Programme Overview

Programme Overview

The Cancer Care in Primary Care programme is segmented into key thematic weeks:

1. Cancer Risk & Diagnosis: Understand key themes in the National Cancer Strategy and evaluate current screening programmes.

2. Treatment: Gain insights into the latest cancer treatments.

3. Life After Diagnosis: Manage risks associated with survivorship and develop skills for patient self-management and end-of-life planning.

Each section is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of cancer care, from risk assessment to palliative care. The course is enriched with interactive workshops and face-to-face online tutorials, employing best practices in medical education.

This course is supported by an educational grant from MSD. MSD had no influence over the course content which was independently generated. MSD reviewed the content for factual accuracy only.

Programme Overview

Programme Modules:

This module examines the incidence of common cancers, their causes and the risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing cancer. The National Cancer Strategy is reviewed, and ways to identify at-risk individuals are explored as well as actions that can help to prevent cancer.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

-        identify the common cancers

-        describe both the incidence and prevalence of each type of cancer in Ireland

-        identify key themes in the National Cancer Strategy and describe ways they can be delivered in practice

-        identify the causes and risk factors for the common types of cancer

-        recognize people who are at risk of developing cancer

-        describe the actions people can take to help prevent different types of cancer

Course Benefits

Fully funded enrolment

Registration on the course is fully supported by MSD.

World-leading faculty

Our tutor faculty comprise leading oncology experts from University College Cork.

Increased Confidence

The course is designed to bolster your confidence in cancer care, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and palliative care. This course will help you to make informed, evidence based decisions and provide enhanced patient care.

Interprofessional Learning

You will have the opportunity to learn alongside healthcare professionals comprising doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. This diverse learning environment fosters interdisciplinary partnerships and enriches your understanding of collaborative patient care.

A world-class online learning experience

The programme is a truly transformative user experience. The content is rich, compelling, engaging and innovative. It includes interactive video, 2D & 3D animations, medical imagery and instructional competency-focused pedagogy.

Easy-to-use online student portal

The student learning environment is accessible anytime, anywhere on any device designed with the busy healthcare professional in mind.