Courses

Cancer Survivorship Training’s (CST) online courses were created to address the needs of healthcare professionals involved in cancer survivorship. 

 

Survivorship Care: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How - Available

This is a free overview course designed to give healthcare professionals a general understanding of cancer survivorship.  The course should take about 20-minutes to complete.  This is not a continuing education credits course. 

 

Continuing Education Courses:

 

1.     Patient Navigation and Adherence – Available

Navigation across the cancer care trajectory is essential to address adherence with long-term therapies and the coordination of multi-disciplinary survivorship care.  This module will highlight the key elements of survivor navigation and the importance of integrating this process into survivorship care.  1.0 CNE or 1.0 CME credit hour. 

 

2.     Energy Balance (Diet and Exercise) – Available

Understand the complex interaction of diet, physical activity, and genetics, and their role in cancer prevention and control; current recommendations for the prevention of weight gain, nutrition and maintaining a healthy, physically-active lifestyle.  1.0 CNE or 1.0 CME credit hour.

 

3.     Cancer Risk & Genetic Counseling – Available

Understand the importance of ongoing review of personal and family history of cancer, identifying appropriate candidates for genetic counseling, screening and follow-up guidelines for high-risk and hereditary risk families. 1.0 CNE or 1.0 CME credit hour.

 

4.     Oncofertility – Available

An overview of the issues associated with cancer and fertility including the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment, available options to survivors across the cancer continuum for adults and children, and resources for patients and providers.  Upon completion, healthcare providers will be able to identify candidates for fertility preservation and discuss options for preservation and planning.  1.0 CNE or CME credit hour. Follow this link for additional information - blog.oncofertility.northwestern.edu

 

5.    Complementary and Alternative Therapies – Available Late 2014

The use of complementary medicine is widespread in the United States and a substantial number of cancer survivors are using complementary medicine, along with conventional treatment regimens.  Understand which complementary therapies are likely to be beneficial to cancer survivors and the evidence behind these therapies. 

 

6.     Sexual Health – Available Late 2014

Understand the causes of sexual dysfunctions experienced by cancer survivors; describe common endocrine related issues experienced by cancer survivors; basic assessment, education, and interventions for sexual dysfunction and endocrine related issues in survivorship care planning and patient care coordination.  

 

7.     Psychosocial Issues and Cancer – Available Early 2015

Cancer is a dynamic process including the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing of the patient and their support system.  Understand the psychosocial issues experienced by cancer survivors and the importance of addressing and improving quality of life and health over the cancer care trajectory.

 

8.     Physical Late and Long-term Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment – Available Early 2015

Overview of the adverse treatment-related outcomes including (but not limited to): musculoskeletal symptoms, neuropathy and pain, cardiac dysfunction, lymphedema, along with understanding the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to managing the care of cancer survivors.

 

9.     Economic Well-being, Employment and Cancer – Available Early 2015

Cancer can impact the employment and economic wellbeing of survivors and their families, both in the acute and long-term phases of survivorship.  Learn about common challenges for cancer survivors and education and resources available to address these concerns.

 

10.     Fatigue and Cognitive Difficulties – Available Early 2015

Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer survivors. Understand the causes and personalized strategies for managing cancer related fatigue, including non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions.

 

11.   Screening for New or Recurrent Cancer, Cancer Prevention and Control, and the Role of Primary Care in Cancer Survivorship Care – Available Early 2015

Overview of the current screening guidelines for cancer survivors, preventive strategies for reducing the risk of new or recurrent cancer, and the importance of primary care in the delivery of survivorship care.

 

12.   Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers – Available Early 2015

Adult survivors of childhood cancer are a growing demographic at risk for late effects of their treatment.  This course will help understand the unique long-term needs of this growing population and the opportunity for developing follow-up programs within adult oncology and primary care.

For Healthcare Professionals

Cancer Survivorship Training (CST) provides continuing education and training tools to help healthcare professionals meet their professional needs and improve the lives of cancer patients.


 

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