Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Prof Geoff McColl and Prof Jim Bishop
The School of Melbourne Custom Programs
The philosophy of the Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences is to provide a contemporary, evidence-based program to health professionals to improve the outcomes and quality of lives of patients with cancer. The program is aimed at health professionals, including medical, nursing, and allied health professionals, who care for patients with cancer or who are involved in cancer oriented research and teaching. The program proposes four core subjects in cancer biology, cancer research, cancer care and cancer in society. The program will be delivered in face to face intensives, as well as on-line, including webinars. Assessment will be oriented towards outcomes that demonstrate understanding of evidence-based cancer care, research and education.
The overarching objective of the course is to improve cancer outcomes by the provision of professionals skilled in evidence-based practice of cancer care, research, prevention and education.
The cancer field is dependent on multidisciplinary approaches to cancer care, research, prevention and education. This course will build upon prior bioscience knowledge and experience in the healthcare sector to provide a foundation in cancer biology, cancer care strategies, breadth of cancer research and associated methodologies. Students will also examine the societal impact of the disease in the context of cancer prevention and care. Foundational studies will form the platform from which flexible opportunities are offered to further specialize in additional cancer related disciplines.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences consists of 4 compulsory core subjects
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Study Period Commencement:
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
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The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Science welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
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|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses|
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