de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology

Foundations of Cancer Disease Sites - Lung Cancer (CDSM00LUNGODM22)

This course is an update of the disease sites information in the Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice (FONP) course, which covered breast, lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. If you have completed Foundations in Oncology Nursing Practice recently, do not take this course unless you wish to review an updated version of the previous disease site content.

Canadians are more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer than any other cancer. This course will introduce you to non-small cell lung cancer as well as small cell lung cancer epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment, covering the foundational knowledge you need to provide nursing care to patients with lung cancer and their families. This online course will build on what you learned in Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice or Cancer Care Basics

Course Objectives 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:Locate the gross anatomical features of the lung.

  • Describe the trends in lung cancer incidence and mortality within Canada.
  • List factors that put a person at higher risk of developing lung cancer, and explain the relationship between tobacco smoking and lung cancer development.
  • Describe the different pathological types of lung cancer.
  • Explain the Canadian lung cancer screening guidelines for high-risk individuals.
  • Recognize the presenting signs and symptoms of lung cancer.
  • Describe the general diagnostic pathway for lung cancer.
  • Explain the TNM staging system for lung cancer.
  • List the treatment options for NSCLC and SCLC according to stage.
  • List the activities involved in follow-up care for NSCLC and SCLC.
  • Identify the prognostic factors for NSCLC and SCLC.

Course Syllabus

This course consists of three self-directed eLearning modules and a final quiz.

The final quiz consists of a case study where you will apply your knowledge to the care of a particular patient living with lung cancer. The quiz is open-book and a passing grade is 70%.

Although you can complete the various components of the course at your own pace, the course must be completed within 6 weeks from the time you register for the course.

Download the full Course Syllabus

Eligibility

Available to all regulated health care professionals working along the cancer care continuum.

Payment must be received before you have access to the course. For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course online with a credit card, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
c/o The Michener Institute of Education
222 St. Patrick Street, Office 503
Toronto, ON   M5T 1V4

You will immediately gain access to the course materials and have 6 weeks* after enrollment to complete all required activities.

*Course Duration
6 weeks
Fee (CAD)
$133.00
International Fee (CAD)
$185.00

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Learning Hours
3
de Souza Designation Credits
Up to 0.5 credits under Treatment and Delivery of Evidence Based Care:
3 disease sites = Total 0.125 credits
6 disease sites = Total 0.25 credits
9 disease sites = Total 0.325 credits
12 and more disease sites = Total 0.5 credits
Format
eLearning
Prerequisites

Successful completion of either Cancer Care Basics, Foundations in Oncology Nursing Practice or Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotherapy is required to register in this course.