Professional Development Programs

Cancer Terminology Course

Course Description:
This in-house course is intended for healthcare professionals, medical as well as non-medical, who wish to expand upon their knowledge regarding various aspects of cancer. The course provides an overview of the key terms & definitions used in Oncology. It covers common & specialized terms related to causes, types, diagnosis & treatment of cancer.
Certificates will only be provided to those obtaining (70%) and above in their tests. Candidates will only be qualified to attend any higher level if they earn the certificate of previous level.

1-Understand common root words & suffixes related to cancer
2-Define medical terms that describe the growth & spread of tumors
3-Recognise common terms related to causes,diagnosis & treatment of cancer
4-Identify the meaning of related abbreviations
5-Recognise the 3 main classifications of tumors
6-Familiarise with staging & grading of tumors
7-Recognise the 4 treatment modalities for cancer
8-List common pharmacological agents used in treating cancer