de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology

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Foundations of Cancer Disease Sites Part B (CDSB00ODM19)


Samantha Scime and Donalda MacDonald

This course will introduce participants to essential concepts in solid tumours under the groupings of endocrine (thyroid), head & neck (oral and laryngeal) and gastrointestinal tumours (esophageal, gastric, primary liver and pancreatic) as well as skin cancers. There are 8 modules in total, covering disease site specific prevalence and incidence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening, diagnostics, treatment options, and survivorship care. The information presented in this course is fundamental to those who work with oncology patients and their families. For each type of cancer, a case study will evaluate the learning.

Course Syllabus

Course Requirements

  1. Complete all course evaluations: baseline and post-survey, and end-of-section quizzes
  2. Complete all end-of-section course tests with a passing grade of 70%

 (Note: there is a maximum of two attempts per test in each section)

Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE


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
700 Bay Street
Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6

You will immediately gain access to the course materials and have 8 weeks* after enrollment to complete all required activities.

*Course Duration
8 weeks
Fee (CAD)

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Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.25 credit under Treatment and Delivery of Evidence Based Care

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