Cancer Fundamentals By Mrs Jyotsna Govil

Beginner, Intermediate,
Duration: 6 Months

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Course Name: eLearning Course on Cancer Fundamentals

By Mrs Jyotsna Govil of Indian Cancer Society

e-Learning course on cancer fundamentals has been designed by Indian Cancer Society- Delhi who has been working in cancer control through a multi-pronged approach of Cancer Awareness and Primary preventive screening since 1983, to increase self-awareness on cancer and to understand that cancer like other non-communicable diseases is life style related.

This is a self-paced MOOC that has been specially designed in collaboration with Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi with the help of various experts.

It will benefit students, awareness speakers, clinical psychologists, social workers and field health functionaries in understanding cancer, its types, importance of awareness of risk factors and screening. Making individuals aware of commercial determinants of health, cancer treatments available, palliative care and government policies and program on cancer.

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During the six-month program applicants will be able to cover 40 modules under 7 broad units, with videos and an animated cell character called “Koshika”. At the end of each module will be an interactive quiz.

Cancer Fundamentals Course Contents

UNIT 1- What is Cancer?
Module 1- Understanding Cancer
Module 2- Risk factors of Cancers?
Module 3- Sign & Symptoms of common Cancers
Module 4- Contributing Factors of Cancer
Module 5- Myths & Misconceptions about Cancer
Module 6- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 2- What are the types of Cancer?
Module 7- Different Types of Cancer (Introduction)
Module 8 PART I- Gender Based Cancers (Introduction- Male & Female)
Module 8 PART II- Gender Based Cancers Breast Cancer + Case Study
Module 8 PART III- Gender Based Cancers Cervical, Endometrial, Ovarian Cancers +

Module 8 PART IV- Gender Based Cancers mShakti App working
Module 9- Other Common Cancers
Module 10- Childhood Cancers
Module 10- Childhood Cancers
Module 10- Childhood Cancers
Module 11- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 3- What is the importance of Cancer awareness & screening?
Module 12- Principles of Cancer Screening & Awareness
Module 13- Government Cancer Screening Guidelines in India
Module 14- Screening Process in Community Setting
Module 15- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 4- What are the different Commercial Determinants of Cancer?
Module 16- Concept of Optimum Nutrition & Balanced Diet
Module 17- Diet- Commercial Determinants of Cancer
Module 18 Part I – Tobacco-Commercial Determinants of Cancer
Module 18 Part II- Indian Tobacco Control Law
Module 19- Environmental Determinants of Cancer
Module 20- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 5- What are the common types of Cancer Treatment?
Module 21- Cancer Treatment & its Types
Module 22- Chemotherapy
Module 23- Radiation
Module 24- Surgery
Module 25- Hormonal Therapy
Module 26- Targeted Therapy & Immunotherapy
Module 27- Part I Clinical Trials
Module 27- Part II Clinical Trials
Module 28- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 6- What is the importance of Palliative Care and shared decision making?
Module 29- Emotional Support
Module 30-Psychological Support
Module 31- Part I Palliative Care & Care of Terminally ill
Module 31- Part II Palliative Care & Care of Terminally ill
Module 32 – Doctor Patient Communication & informed decision making
Module 33- Care of the Caregiver + Case Study
Module 34 PART I- Common tools for Rehabilitation (Introduction)
Module 34 PART II- Common tools for Rehabilitation in Cancer
Module 35- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 7- What are the Government Policies & Programmes on Cancer?
Module 36 PART I- Government Policy and Program on Cancer
Module 36 PART II- National Cancer Institute- AIIMS Jhajjar
Module 36 PART III – Universal Health Coverage
Module 37- Importance of Cancer Insurance
Module 38-Days to Remember
Module 39- Resource Directory for Cancer Services
Module 40- Interactive Quiz Module

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