eLearning modules

To access our eLearning courses please create an account on the Cancer Council Victoria Learning Management System (LMS), or log in if you already have an account. 

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For Health Professionals 

This free 60 minute course is designed to provide health professionals with evidence-based skills for effective communication with patients and their families about end of life.

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End of Life Conversations 

This course aims to ensure that health professionals are provided with the skills and confidence to effectively discuss death and dying with cancer patients, their families and friends. It focuses on the benefits of learning communication skills for both clinician and patient, and describes a range of techniques to assess patient understanding. 

On completion of this course, those health professionals who would like to further develop and practice their communication skills can contact ecc@cancervic.org.au for information on other courses and experiential workshops. 

Accreditation 

A certificate for 1 hour of continuing professional development will be awarded upon completion of the module.

For paediatric oncology nurses

This free, 30-minute online course will enhance your understanding of what paediatric patients may experience with radiotherapy including the procedures, indicators for treatment and acute side effects. Developed by Cancer Council Victoria and the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service.

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Radiotherapy in childhood cancer: An introduction for nurses

This course helps nurses who provide care to children with a cancer diagnosis understand what paediatric patients may experience with radiotherapy including the procedures, indicators for treatment and acute side effects. It outlines the radiotherapy planning process and includes special considerations applicable to children, the techniques and technologies used, potential acute side effects and nursing interventions to manage those acute side effects. The course may also be relevant other medical and allied health staff working in the field of paediatric oncology to better care for and support a young patient receiving radiotherapy.

Accreditation

A certificate for 0.5 hours of continuing professional development will be awarded upon completion of the module.

More information

Please contact learning@cancervic.org.au.

For oral health professionals

Oral health professionals play a vital role in oral cancer prevention, detection and referral. The Victorian Oral Cancer Screening & Prevention Program, led by Dental Health Services Victoria, produces evidence-based oral cancer information and training for Victorian oral health professionals, in partnership with the University of Melbourne Dental School, the Australian Dental Association (Victorian Branch), La Trobe University Department of Dentistry & Oral Health and the Department of Health. Contact oralcancervic@dhsv.org.au for more information.

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Oral cancer prevention, detection and referral

The Oral Cancer Learning Hub is a free online resource that supports oral health professionals to identify people at risk, detect cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx early and refer appropriately. The resource includes evidence-based information, practical resources, referral pathways, patient case studies and a CPD quiz with a personalised learning plan. It aims to enhance oral health professionals’ confidence, knowledge and skills in oral cancer risk and prevention; oral mucosal examination; recognising suspicious lesions; record keeping; and appropriate referral (note that this resource and training is not produced by Cancer Council Victoria and access is via the Oral Cancer Learning Hub).

Accreditation

A certificate for 3 scientific continuing professional development points will be awarded upon passing the quiz.