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IPODE: Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology: Introduction to Theory and Practice (IPOI)

Psychosocial Oncology is a specialty area of cancer care that is concerned with the myriad of psychological, emotional, social and spiritual responses of persons affected by cancer. This web-based continuing education course provides an opportunity for practicing health professionals to explore common psychosocial issues that individuals and families experience when an adult family member is diagnosed with cancer. Primary emphases in the course include understanding the illness experience and assessing distress and coping from a family centered perspective. The course draws on a case-based, narrative format and provides opportunities to learn in small groups of interprofessional learners drawn from across Canada.

The course design is web-based. A range of innovative learning resources have been developed specifically for this course, including case study narratives, video-taped interviews, and dramatizations of individual, family and interprofessional situations. Cases will provide opportunities for students to learn about diverse and marginalized communities. Online discussion boards will be maintained to explore course topics. 

The main mechanisms to facilitate learning in this course will entail eLearning and thirteen 1.0 hour weekly real time online conference sessions on.  (“Live Classroom”) starting on September 25, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

Course Registration Ends
September 18, 2017 - December 18, 2017
Fee (CAD): $499.00
Mixed Modality [eLearning and webcast]