The country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series was launched. It is designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health Ministry and aims to train doctors across the country in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.
- This is part of a national program that will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments.
- The initiative can save many precious lives and improve quality of life of many more. This course is intended for physicians, gynaecologists, dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not oncologists but can play a very crucial role in early detection and diagnosis of cancers. This will equip them with the skills and knowledge on basics of oncology to detect, diagnose and refer cancer cases early.
- The online video lectures are also designed to update oncologists with the evidence-based guidelines and skill for the management of cancer.
- The overall course is designed for 7 weeks with different modules based on various sites and sub-sites of cancer. It comprises 14 hours of comprehensive e-learning through more than 40 video lectures, case studies, assessment questionnaires and periodic interactive Webinar sessions with respective consultants of Tata Memorial Hospital.
- Through this initiative, the Health ministry and Tata Memorial Centre under the Digital India initiative, will try to reach millions of doctors who may not have the time to attend physical conferences, CMEs and are busy working in rural or tier 2 cities.
- The tutorial also includes blended learning delivery model with self-paced e-learning and/or periodic webinar interactions with expert consultants of Tata Memorial Hospital and Continuous scientific updates in Oncology, along with end-of-course Online Assessments with enhanced reporting for individuals.
- The course can also be accessed at the link here.