Perspectives of Psycho-oncology

The short course in “Perspectives of Psycho-Oncology” is for Radiation Therapists looking to extend their knowledge and meet continuing professional development needs. This short course explores the psychological issues patients experience when receiving radiation therapy, and the importance of recognising and treating psychological challenges.

By completing this module you will be able to discuss the coping mechanisms used by oncology patients, as well as quality of life issues and the psychological impact of side effects. You will also recognise the importance of providing information using effective communication, and the emotional and existential issues of the dying.

This module will enable you to develop strategies for communicating with your patients about their wellbeing, and to recognise when specialist support may be necessary.

Download the course flyer (PDF, 0.63 MB)

The module content includes:

  • Interactive reflective exercises
  • Peer discussion
  • Additional reading recommendations
  • Self-directed quiz-based assessment

On completion of Perspectives of Psycho-Oncology, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Monash University.

Please note: Enrolment in this module does not provide access to University-based resources, such as library and journal access. You may wish to check online journal accessibility within your clinical centre prior to enrolment.

Professional and continuing education in radiation therapy

Our suite of self-directed modules is delivered through the Moodle online learning platform. These programs enable you to build on your existing knowledge, analyse and reflect on your own practice and current evidence to further develop as a professional.

Course fees: AUD$750

Enrolments open: 26th April 2023

Enrolments close: 1st May 2023

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All qualified radiation therapists are eligible for admission.

This module is available for a period of 12 weeks and should take 18 - 24 hours to complete.

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