de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology

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Foundations of Cancer Disease Sites Part A (CDSA00ODM19)


Samantha Scime and Donalda MacDonald

This course covers cancer care competencies in managing hematological malignancies. The course is divided into four sections. The first section, review of hematopoiesis, the immune system, and diagnostic testing, contains review material necessary for understanding the disease site modules. The other three sections will cover the essentials of multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and leukemia. There are 14 modules in total, covering disease site-specific pathophysiology, incidence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and more importantly, the latest updates in diagnostics, staging, treatment options, and survivorship care. The information presented in this course is fundamental to those who work with hematology/oncology patients and their families

Course Syllabus

Course Requirements

  • Complete all course evaluations: baseline and post-survey, and three section evaluations
  • Complete all course modules
  • Complete all case study based quizzes with a passing grade of 75%

(Note: there is a maximum of two attempts per quiz 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.