Foundations of Cancer Disease Sites - Testicular Cancer (CDSM00TESTESODM23)
Testicular cancer is the most common solid cancer in younger men (20-34-year-olds), although fortunately, it is also one of the most treatable cancers, with a 5-year survival rate of 97%.
This course will introduce you to testicular cancer epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment, covering the foundational knowledge you need to provide nursing care to patients with testicular cancer. This online course will build on what you learned in Foundations of Oncology Nursing Practice or Cancer Care Basics.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the major structures and tissues of the testes
- Compare the common and rare pathological subtypes of testicular cancer.
- Describe the trends in testicular cancer incidence and mortality.
- List factors that put a person at higher risk of developing testicular cancer.
- Summarize the prognosis for a patient diagnosed with testicular cancer.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer.
- Describe the general diagnostic pathway for testicular cancer and the function of lab tests, imaging, and biopsy procedures involved in diagnosis.
- Apply the TNM staging system and the International Germ Cell Consensus Classification to a case.
- Summarize the use of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and active surveillance in the treatment of early and late-stage seminomas and non-seminoma.
- Conduct patient education about the effects of testicular cancer and its treatment, including effects of sexuality, body image and fertility.
This course consists of two 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 testicular cancer. The quiz is open-book and a passing grade is 75%.
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.
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