Understanding Cancer E-learning: Introduction
The development of an e-learning programme is aimed primarily at MDT Co-ordinators and Cancer Registration staff. It covers an easy to understand overview of how cancer services are organised in the NHS as well as information about diagnosis, treatments and cancers by tumour site. Other staff groups may also find this training useful to improve their knowledge of the different cancer types.
Each module has been developed and reviewed by clinical experts in the field and the course has been approved by the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM).
Read more about the background to the project.
Modules are divided into three principle sections
Learners can pick and choose which modules they want to cover, depending on their existing level of knowledge and type of job they do. For example someone starting a role as an MDT co-ordinator may want to cover all the modules in section 1 and 2 and then select the module in section 3 which relates to the MDT(s) they work with.
Key features include:
- User flexibility to work at your own pace from work or home
- Ability to stop and resume at any point from any computer
- Certificate of achievement
- Approved by the IHM
- Reference guides
- Modules available to be accessed on demand without restriction
- Colourful images throughout
- User interactions
- Glossary of terms
- Learning objectives
The first round of modules were launched on the 2nd April 2012. The remaining modules will be developed over the following 12 months.
Individuals can self-register now on the e-learning website.
Select the "e-learning" option and follow the login instructions to create a new account. An email will then be sent to you detailing how to complete the registration process.
Please note that this course is free of charge to UK users.
For further information please contact elearning at swpho dot nhs.uk link e-learning
Download the Understanding Cancer e-learning flyer here.